Vytautas Landsbergis
Politics

Public figures call for Landsbergis to be granted Freedom Prize despite Seimas rejection

The Lithuanian Seimas snubbed Vytautas Landsbergis, chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania (the reconstituent Seimas) and signatory of the Independence Restoration Act, when it voted to deny him the 2015 Freedom Prize on 24 November. Now, however, the Public Council under the Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of The Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation has addressed Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė, calling for the prize to be awarded to Landsbergis. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
Politics

Seimas refuses to award Vytautas Landsbergis with Freedom Prize

The Seimas of Lithuania has rejected the motion to award Conservative MEP Vytautas Landsbergis, a prominent leader of Lithuania’s independence movement, with a prestigious Freedom Prize. […]

Society

Hundreds mark anniversary of Welles Declaration in Vilnius

About 300 people celebrated the 75-year anniversary of the US declaration that condemned the half-century occupation of the Baltic states. […]

Jurgis Razma
Politics

Conservative veteran Jurgis Razma: “Political windfall might prove too heavy for Gabrielius Landsbergis”

Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuanian conservatives’ 33-year-old star and very likely future chairman, has perhaps just made his first major gaffe. His flip-flop on the issue of (dis)continuing in the European Parliament seat in case he gets elected to chair his party, the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, has drawn some irk from Jurgis Razma, one of the light-weight contenders in the race. […]

Politics

Gabrielius Landsbergis – rising conservative star powered by recognizable name and tough stance on Russia

When Gabrielius Landsbergis, 33, breathed his way last summer into the European Parliament, for many the success of his campaign seemed to have much to do with his family lineage – namely, his legendary grandfather, patriarch of Lithuania’s modern politics Vytautas Landsbergis. […]

Library of Congress Lithunian Regaining Independence Celebration  Photo Ludo Segers
Global LT

US Library of Congress hosts Lithuania’s 25th anniversary of independence celebration

On Wednesday, the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington DC turned out to be the perfect backdrop to start the 25th anniversary celebrations of the reinstatement of Lithuania’s independence on 11 March 1990. Close to 200 dignitaries turned up, including Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Linas Linkevičius, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rokas Masiulis, the Minister of Energy, and Congressman Michael Turner of Ohio. Among the dignitaries were also the Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy and the former Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili. […]