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Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The judge community also bears a responsibility

The graft case involving eight judges is the greatest blow to Lithuanian judges and courts since independence was recovered. It is correctly emphasised that we should not rush to conclusions and that currently the suspects only stand accused and their guilt has not been proven. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
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“Farmers” bring out their secret weapon in the Vilnius mayor elections

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) deputy chairman, Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed to lrt.lt that part of the LVŽS Vilnius city branch has offered him to run for Vilnius mayor in next year’s municipal elections. V. Sinkevičius has not yet revealed whether he would like to participate in the elections, however he assures that the office of minister of finance would not preclude him from being a candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis, Gabrielius Landsbergis and Saulius Skvernelis
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Newest ratings: in the background of political bickering – bad news for the cabinet

The two opposing political forces – the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) and the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) maintain their positions, but in the evaluations of the cabinet, signs of institutional […]

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Foreign affairs

Nemtsov honored in Vilnius as local Russians celebrate culture day

A plaque naming a square outside the Russian Embassy in Vilnius after democrat and the Kremlin’s critic Boris Nemtsov, murdered several years ago, was unveiled on Saturday in Vilnius’ area of Žvėrynas. […]

Žygimantas Pavilionis
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How will “the colorados” vote in the presidential election?

My personal position on the relations of some potential candidates for President of Lithuania with Russia has given rise to a series of debates and cast doubt as to whether or not what I say […]