Acting on a tip-off about possible lack of transparency in the tender for contractor for reconstruction of the Vilnius Concert and Sports Palace, Lithuania's Property Bank has terminated talks with the winner – the consortium of Irdaiva construction company. Documents available to BNS show that a member of the tender panel was employed both at the Property Bank and the company, which could have influenced the results of the tender.
The contours of the Social Democrat position regarding the coalition’s fate are slowly emerging. And only the Jonava branch, led by Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius, spoke up in support of continued work with the “Farmers”.
While the Social Democrat Party branches proceed with consultations over the prospects of continuing work in the ruling coalition with the “Farmers”, the latter may already have come to terms with the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Union (LLRA-KŠS). “I could neither confirm, nor deny this,” LLRA-KŠS leader Valdemar Tomashevski told LRT.lt after a Wednesday meeting of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and the “Farmer” management in Seimas.