Politicians have ‘written off countryside’ and ‘worship free market’, says ex-presidential adviser

Social ills plaguing Lithuania’s regions – alcoholism, suicide, domestic violence, abuse of children and massive emigration – are as a result of “free market worship” and the government’s failure to address widening inequalities between the country’s thriving economic centres and periphery, said former adviser to the Lithuanian president Virginija Būdienė. […]

Virginija Būdienė

Presidential adviser: Lithuania more secure after NATO summit in Wales

Chief advisor to the president on interior policy Virginija Būdienė says that Lithuania’s security increased after the NATO Summit in Wales. […]