Vytautas Landsbergis
CORPORATE

Vytautas Landsbergis on committees: local parish parties are creating mini-states

“I hope that Kaunas will not declare independence from Lithuania. But such a trend exists looking more broadly at what is happening in Lithuania. The entrenchment of certain groups, which could call themselves parties, committees, parishes or such. In reality, all those committees are small local parties making political deals, sharing power and opportunities, sometimes they are good, but sometimes – selfish,” professor Vytautas Landsbergis says. In his opinion, the entrenchment of local parties, which create mini-states, is dangerous. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
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Vytautas Landsbergis’ wish for the Lithuanian government – less blood, more wisdom

“I hope that things will not be all bad in Lithuania, that we will avoid various collapses, violent actions, against the opposition for example. We are constantly beset by various scandals involving the government, the cabinet. While performing investigations on prior cabinets, it is time to prepare for investigations on this cabinet’s work and mistakes, which may or may not be malicious. There are things to investigate,” professor Vytautas Landsbergis says. On the starting year and what to expect in both domestic and foreign policy, a discussion on Delfi’s Dėmesio Centre with politician Vytautas Landsbergis. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The Conservatives’ youth need adult supervision

From the very start it was not clear to me, why the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) party veterans rushed the Facebook generation into party leadership, especially their raising of political newcomer Gabrielius Landsbergis into the position of party chairman. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
Foreign affairs

Soviet army withdrawal was a victory for both Lithuania and Russia – Landsbergis

An agreement on the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Lithuania that was reached 25 years ago as a result of tough negotiations was a victory for both Lithuania and Russia, Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis said on Friday. […]

Commemoration of the Medininkai Massacre
History

Lithuania’s leaders call for not forgetting Medininkai massacre’s significance

As Lithuania marks the 27th anniversary of the Medininkai massacre on Tuesday, state leaders and other officials have called for not forgetting the important and painful sacrifice for Lithuania’s freedom. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. Citizenship and other referenda

For a time now, discussions have continued for arranging a referendum on dual citizenship, changing a Constitutional article, which specifies that “except legally specified exceptions, no one can be both a citizen of the Lithuanian […]