Visvaldas Matijošaitis, Gitanas Nausėda, Saulius Skvernelis

Presidential electoral campaign begins: favourites begin to surface

Political scientists have observed signs that reveal the begining of the presidential election campaign. Among the most popular potential candidates, according to the public, we find Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, economist Gitanas Nausėda and Kaunas […]

Most Influential in Lithuania 2017: Politicians

Grybauskaitė, Skvernelis, Karbauskis ranked as Lithuania’s most influential politicians

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Ramūnas Karbauskis, chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), are ranked as Lithuania’s most influential politicians, the news website reported, citing the results of two separate opinion polls. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

The greatest issue for R. Karbauskis and the “Peasants”

The Peasant and Greens Union along with its large batch of non-partisan candidates won the Seimas elections, with a number of the new members of Seimas having already requested to become party members. But this is not enough. […]

Saulius Skvernelis ir Ramūnas Karbauskis

Will the “Peasants” keep their promises to voters?

According to the data of early surveys, Ramūnas KarbauskisPeasant and Greens Union’s popularity could have jumped up to 28% after the elections. Such a jump in ratings means significant expectations from the public toward the party. The party leaders promised faster increases in income, fighting emigration, moving ministries and many other potentially costly initiatives, but the economy could grow slower than expected next year. How will the “Peasants” manage to uphold their campaign promises and how strong will the fascination of society with the party prove to be? […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

Karbauskis to take up culture reform himself

One of the key priorities for “Peasant” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis and his team is culture. This is why he is prepared to head the Seimas Culture Committee, which will be formed by splitting the current Education, Science and Culture Committee. The Peasant Greens leader also intends to move the Agriculture and Environment ministries to Kaunas. According to Karbauskis, he has consulted with Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis regarding the matter and the latter is prepared to assist in establishing the ministries in the former temporary capital. […]

Kauno pilis

Kaunas revamp raises questions about local democracy

If 2015 was an eventful year for Kaunas as the city underwent an infrastructure revamp, it also raised issues about the political currents shaping the city. […]