The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) is in a deep crisis after suffering a crushing defeat in the recent parliamentary elections, Lithuania's EU commissioner Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis said, calling on the party to stay in the opposition.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that she will not put any pressure on the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU), the party that won the most seats in the recent parliamentary elections, over ruling coalition partners.
Social Democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that his party will not hinder the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU), which scored a resounding victory in the recent parliamentary elections, in their efforts to form a new ruling coalition.
Ramūnas Karbauskis, chairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union, says that the party has decided on Saulius Skvernelis, the leader of its election campaign, as the party's candidate to become the country's next prime minister, the LRT TV news service reported.
Estonia's new president says that the European Union should not give market access to electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus if environmental risks are not reflected in its price.