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Europe of different medicines: fewer medicines sold in Lithuania and at higher prices than in larger countries

Fewer medicines are sold in Lithuania and their costs are greater than in larger European Union states. European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis says that the differences in the member states’ medicine markets are massive and Lithuania should seek to be heard in negotiations, writes. […]

Kęstutis Girnius

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. […]

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Attacks happened before as well: times when the LRT was headed by two directors and the budget was drastically cut

The ruling Farmer Greens, who are aiming to change the LRT’s management and council member appointment procedures, are by far not the first to have taken aim at controlling the national broadcaster. Analogous initiatives arose […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Gitanas Nausėda and Visvaldas Matijošaitis

Newest ratings: one candidate’s decision could radically change the situation

Gitanas Nausėda retains the lead in the top three highest rated presidential candidates, with Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis taking respectively second and third place. This is based on an April […]

Saulius Skvernelis and Visvaldas Matijošaitis

Lithuanian favourites surfacing: “Farmers” may have a plan B

Saulius Skvernelis is increasingly viewed as suitable for the post of prime minister, but in presidential candidate ratings, he is increasingly far behind the favourite candidate, economist Gitanas Nausėda. Based on a Spinter Tyrimai survey […]