NSGK meeting
Politics

Seimas committee wants ‘to show shadow political process’ to public – head

The Lithuanian parliament’s Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense (NSGK) is finalizing the findings in its probe on unlawful influence on political processes. […]

Vytautas Bakas
Politics

Seimas committee to wrap up conclusions on business’ influence on politics

A Lithuanian parliamentary committee, carrying a probe into interest groups’ illicit influence on the political system and state institutions, should draw up its conclusions this week but a vote on them might be postponed. […]

Prof. Algis Krupavičius
CORPORATE

A few notes about the Augean stables of Lithuanian politics

Several last weeks with the e-mails from Eligijus Masiulis, former Liberal Movement Party leader and who is currently under criminal investigation, a scandal of e-mails from Ms. President with a „tulip“ pseudonym, hidden political influences from the MG Baltic corporation and leaked files from the State Security Department about politico-business relations at least partially opened the curtain of the backstage „kitchen“ of Lithuanian politics. Although it was not a big surprise to the insiders of national politics that instead of kitchen of politics we might be brought suddenly to the Augean stables. And exactly this has happened. A smell and picture here are far from nice. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

PM sees no need for drastic measures against large business-controlled media

Amid a parliamentary investigation into business groups’ possible influence on political processes, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that he sees no grounds for taking drastic measures against media organizations controlled by large businesses and calls for relying on the media’s self-regulation bodies. […]

Vytautas Bakas
Politics

Seimas unlawful influence probe involves 5-6 interest groups – committee chair

The Committee on National Security and Defense‘s probe into unlawful influence on political processes in Lithuania involves five to six interest groups, the parliamentary committee’s chairman said on Wednesday. […]