Adamkus, Grybauskaitė, Skvernelis are most popular politiciansFREE

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:03
Former President Valdas Adamkus is the most favored politician in Lithuania, followed closely by incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, according to a survey conducted by the pollster RAIT for BNS.

Ruling Farmers remains Lithuania's most popular partyFREE

Friday, March 17, 2017 09:56
The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) continues to top popularity rankings, with 29 percent of respondents saying they would vote for it if general elections were held next Sunday, according to a survey conducted by the pollster RAIT for BNS.

Homes of ex-CEOs of Lithuanian Energy, Elektrėnai plant searched in Alstom bribery caseFREE

Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:07
In cooperation with the UK law-enforcement, the Lithuanian Special Investigation Service (STT) is conducting a large-scale corruption and bribery investigation involving, among other things, a 200-million-euro project carried out by France's engineering group Alstom at the Lithuanian Power Plant in Elektrėnai, STT spokeswoman Renata Saulytė has confirmed.

Several women file sexual harassment complaints against MP PūkasFREE

Thursday, March 16, 2017 09:30
Three young women on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office, claiming that they had been sexually harassed by Kęstutis Pūkas, a member of the Seimas.

Ethics watchdog to move for impeachment of MP PūkasFREE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 16:52
The Seimas Commission for Ethics and Procedures has decided to propose that the Lithuanian parliament initiate impeachment proceedings against MP Kęstutis Pūkas of the Order and Justice party amid suspicions that he might have breached the oath and violated the Constitution.

Farmers and SocDems initiate impeachment for BastysFREE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 09:02
The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Social Democratic Party are initiating impeachment against Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys. After Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis learned about the initiative on Tuesday, an impeachment procedure was launched.

Seimas opens amendments to put ex-bankers on trial in absentiaFREE

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 14:44
Lithuania's parliamentarians on Tuesday opened legal amendments proposed by President Dalia Grybauskaitė to enable the country's law-enforcement to put financial offenders who have fled the country on trial.

Minister of Culture says has no legal basis to sack Vilnius opera house directorFREE

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 14:24
Lithuanian Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson says that there is no legal basis to fire Gintautas Kevišas, the director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT), who has defied calls to resign.

Seimas accepts official ethics chief's resignationFREE

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 14:14
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Romas Valentukevičius as head of the Chief Official Ethics Commission (VTEK) with 99 votes in favour, none against and none abstaining.

Prosecutor general to ask Seimas to strip MPs Gražulis, Adomėnas of immunityFREE

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:24
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Tuesday will formally ask the Seimas to strip two parliamentarians -- Petras Gražulis of the Order and Justice party and Mantas Adomėnas of the conservative Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) -- of their legal immunity.

Lithuanians losing confidence in Farmers and GovernmentFREE

Monday, March 13, 2017 10:26
The popularity of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) declined by 4.6 percentage points to 21.9 percent of respondents in January month-on-month, while the positive attitude towards the government dropped by 7.2 percent, shows a survey published on news portal.

Lithuanian laws allow disclosing info on people not cleared for classified docsFREE

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:28
Lithuanian laws allow making public information about people seeking access to classified documents, the director of the State Security Department (VSD) said on Friday.

Lithuania celebrates 27 yrs of restored independenceFREE

Saturday, March 11, 2017 08:31
Lithuania is celebrating on Saturday, March 11, the 27th anniversary of restoration of independence, with concerts, solemn ceremonies and exhibitions planned across the country.

Supreme Court judge resigns after questioning in corruption trialFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 12:50
Viktoras Aidukas, judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania who has been questioned in an investigation, has stepped down.

Conservatives initiating impeachment of SocDem MP BastysFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 12:24
The opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) are initiating impeachment of Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys who has not received access to classified information due to his links with the criminal world and representatives of Russian energy companies.

President wishes Seimas could "cleanse of nomenclature-style governance"FREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06
Lithuania's parliament, which is opening its spring session on Friday, should rally the "courage to cleanse the remains of nomenclature-style governance," President Dalia Grybauskaitė said in her congratulatory message.

Seimas speaker mentions impeachment for Bastys, PM sees no groundsFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 10:43
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis has said that the parliament might open an impeachment procedure against Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys, if he does not decide to step down from the Seimas leadership and the parliament itself after the State Security Department refused to give him access to classified information due to his personal links with criminal figures and representatives of Russian energy companies.

Bastys didn't pass security filter due to Rosatom, ex-KGB linksFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 10:10
Lithuania's Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys did not get a permit to work with classified information due to his personal links with representatives of Russian energy companies and the criminal community, a former KGB agent and a pro-Kremlin journalist, shows a report from the State Security Department.

Bastys resigning from parlt vice-speaker but keeps mandateFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 09:41
Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys has told BNS he was stepping down from the post of parliamentary vice-speaker amid the suspicions of shady relations with criminal figures and representatives of Russian energy companies, however, plans to keep his MP mandate.

Security materials contain "nothing much" - Vice Speaker BastysFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 09:34
After being urged by Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis to step down from the post of Seimas vice-speaker, Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys said he had been acquainted with the materials provided by the State Security Department, pledging to decide after a consultation with the political group.