Ramūnas Karbauskis

New (old) ruling coalition: trade without rules in the political market

The parties that are forming a ruling coalition announced on June 20 they had concluded negotiations on supposedly the most important factors – programme points. That said, this conclusion is somewhat odd. That is because […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

Security institutions urged to react following LRT investigation, S. Skvernelis sees no issue

That the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union is backed by the shareholders of various companies is a circumvention of the law, which not only the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) should take interest in, but also security institutions, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Seimas group member Gintarė Skaistė told LRT Radio, lrt.lt writes. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis sees no issue: “We live in a country under the rule of law. None of the companies have been sentenced or have been compromised. The party itself will decide, what donations to accept or not accept, whether you want it or not.” […]

No Picture

Sun sets on traditional parties

Political parties do not have a future because they are structures from a past stage, political scientist Lauras Bielinis tells LRT Radio. The same is echoed by others talking to LRT Radio. According to Mykolas […]

Irena Šiaulienė, Juozas Bernatonis, Gediminas Kirkilas, Živilė Pinskuvienė

J. Bernatonis about G. Paluckas’ party: it would be shameful to call them Social Democrats

A new party has appeared in Lithuania – politicians, who broke away from the Social Democrats, together with a number of former Labour Party members have founded the united Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour (LSDD) Party. […]

Julius Sabatauskas, Gintautas Paluckas

The most likely pretenders to Social Democrat leadership

Mindaugas Sinkevičius, Zigmantas Balčytis and Gintautas Paluckas are the three Social Democrats who, according to experts, are the most likely to take leadership of the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP). However the SocDems would likely […]