Viktoras Pranckietis
Lithuania

Bickering with one – join others

So, who the Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis representing while he is in the seat of the Seimas’ Chairperson, Vytautas Bruveris asks in lrytas.lt? Who he is, actually, representing politically, not in the formal sense of […]

Gediminas Kirkilas
Lithuania

Kirkilas speaks about the conciliatory position offered to Pranckietis in Seimas

Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party (LSDDP) chairman Gediminas Kirkilas stated on Žinių Radijas‘ show Pozicija that if the Seimas groups do not finally come to terms, there may be no coalition, in the end, lrytas.lt […]

No Picture
Politics

In the last 2 years, number of MPs declaring their meetings with interest groups or lobbyists doubles

In the last 2 years, the number of Lithuanian MPs who declare with which interest groups or lobbyists they meet has doubled. Last year, parliamentarians also announced 1,5 times more meetings than in 2017. These figures are reported in research conducted by Transparency International Lithuania, which includes information from manosusitikimai.lt, official work calendars, and personal websites of the parliamentarians. […]

No Picture
Politics

Founding and operation conditions for civic electoral committees should be more similar to parties’ – political scientist

With a third more civic electoral committees aiming to participate in the municipal elections than during the last, Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis has stated that the conditions for establishing and operating parties should be simplified or made alike those of the committees. Political scientists believe otherwise – that committee founding and operation conditions should be made more akin to parties, whose accountability to voters is greater, lrt.lt writes. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

Grybauskaitė refuses to enter war of words with Pranckietis: everything is clear

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is refusing to enter a war of words with Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis, who responded to the president’s New Year’s address, which called to prevent illiteracy and populism to take hold, with criticism. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, lrt.lt writes. […]

Dėmesio centre
CORPORATE

Political scientist Girnius: I think Skvernelis will not run for president

Talking about the past two years of this Seimas term, political scientist Kęstutis Girnius quipped that all we are missing is a Seimas inquiry into Vytautas the Great’s actions following the Battle of Žalgiris. What […]