Viktoras Uspaskichas

Why was sentence so light for Labour party founder?

It took almost 10 years for a court’s decision regarding the Labour Party‘s fraudulent bookkeeping in 2004-2006 to come into effect. However, the Vilnius circuit court’s altered decision regarding the sentence for Viktor Uspaskich, the party’s disgraced founder, raised a storm of commentary. Few seem to have expected the appeal court’s decision. How could it be that the accused got away with a tiny fine when they had been working to hide millions? […]

Daiva Ulbinaitė

Prosecutor wants Supreme Court to interview Lithuanian President in spokeswoman’s case

A State prosecutor filed an appeal against the acquittal of presidential spokeswoman Daiva Ulbinaitė on charges of leaking a state secret, stressing at the Supreme Court on Wednesday that President Dalia Grybauskaitė should also be interviewed in the case. […]


Latvijas Tilti challenges Lithuanian court’s decision on Vilnius bypass tender

A Lithuanian court on Friday allowed continuing with the 90-million-euro worth tender to build an extension to Vilnius western bypass, which was previously suspended by Latvijas Tilti and Kauno Keliai (Kaunas Roads). However, the leading Latvia’s road and bridge construction company and the Lithuanian road building company have already managed to contest this decision before the Lithuanian Supreme Court. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian president delivers State of the Nation address: The world is not a peaceful place

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė made her annual State of the Nation address at the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Thursday. In her speech, the president mostly focused on national defence, security challenges stemming from Russia‘s aggressive policies, as well as emigration of working-age population. Grybauskaitė also stressed the need to work more on addressing social issues, particularly in childcare institutions. […]