Skvernelis and Karbauskis
Lithuania

With Skvernelis and Karbauskis’ marriage already breaking at the seams, new intrigues await

Since the Skvernelis and Karbauskis marriage is breaking, no matter how the distribution of ministerial seats will end, we can already guess that both the Seimas majority and its cabinet will be even more fragile […]

Ingrida Šimonytė, Saulius Skvernelis, Gitanas Nausėda
Lithuania

Skvernelis voters’ and who will manage to attract them?

Skvernelis voters‘ votes will be very valuable for the presidential hopeful in the second round of the Lithuanian presidential elections. Left second in the first round of presidential elections, but has the greatest chances to […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

We Accuse! protest
CORPORATE

What protests shook Lithuania in 2018?

From doctors to teachers. Against children’s rights protection law changes and for the impeachment of a member of Seimas. The lrt.lt news portal presents protests held in 2018, which drew crowds and caused ripples throughout the public. […]

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. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis
CORPORATE

Sullen mood in the “bottoms” camp: who could win the presidential elections?

With presidential candidates beginning to line up at the starting line, the ruling Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) chairman Ramūnas Karbauskis has spoken up about how their presidential candidate will represent the “bottoms”, not […]