The Hill of Crosses

Bruveris. The president’s weapon – the Catholic cross

The Constitution’s directives that there is no state religion in Lithuania and that no one can be privileged in the state for their religious beliefs have always been at risk. This risk has lately increased, […]

Dr. Gitanas Nausėda

The principles of Lithuanian politics: a new saviour isn’t necessarily new

Lithuania is certainly not among the main players in international politics, where everyone is primarily self-interested. Thus, the country has to be particularly active and wise, otherwise, we may be left standing around regretfully at […]

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, 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.” […]

Dėmesio centre

Political scientist Girnius: I think Skvernelis will not run for president

Talking about the past two years of this Seimas term, political scientist Kęstutis Girnius quipped that all we are missing is a Seimas inquiry into Vytautas the Great’s actions following the Battle of Žalgiris. What […]