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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. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

Lithuanian women not given chance to actively participate in decision-making process: president

There are a lot of competent women in Lithuania who can hold offices of ministers or other important positions, however, women in the Baltic country are not given the opportunity to more actively participate in the process of decision making, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Wednesday. […]

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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. […]

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. […]

Lech Kaczynski
Foreign affairs

Street named after late Polish President Kaczynski unveiled in Vilnius

A sign marking a Vilnius street named after late Polish President Lech Kaczynski has been unveiled on Thursday. […]

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Politics

Seimas to hold opposition-initiated sitting over ruling bloc’s actions

The Lithuanian parliament is holding an extraordinary sitting on Tuesday after the opposition collected signatures for the Seimas to debate on the ruling bloc’s actions. […]