MP Steponavičius says won't step down, denies abusing powersFREE

Thursday, April 13, 2017 13:55
Gintaras Steponavičius of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement says that he does not plan to step down as a member of the Seimas and denies having abused his powers as a lawmaker.

Seimas was asked to strip MP Steponavicius of immunityFREE

Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:05
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis is asking the parliament to strip MP Gintaras Steponavičius of his immunity from criminal prosecution.

MP Bastys acted against Lithuania's intrests, panel findsFREE

Thursday, April 13, 2017 08:51
Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the Social Democratic political group in the Seimas, acted against the interests of the Lithuanian state by maintaining close and constant contacts with representatives of Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, a parliamentary committee has concluded after a probe.

MP Bastys won't step down even if probe finds he poses threat to National securityFREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 16:37
Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the Social Democratic political group in the Seimas, says that he does not intend to step down as a lawmaker even if a parliamentary probe finds that his actions pose a threat to national security.

President calls on MPs not 'to bulldoze over' Constitution on dual citizenshipFREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 16:26
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday called on members of the Seimas to respect the Constitution during debates on dual citizenship.

Justmin sacks chief of Kaunas Remand Prison over gross violationsFREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:34
Lithuania's Justice Minister Milda Vainiūtė on Wednesday said she sacked Edvardas Kviatkauskas from director of the Kaunas Remand Prison over gross violations after an in-service check.

Seimas speaker expects Constitutional Court to revise opinion on citizenshipFREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:28
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis has expressed hope for the Constitutional Court to revise its doctrine and to allow broader dual citizenship possibilities by law rather than amendment of the country's Organic Law.

Seimas panel to vote on conclusions of probe into Bastys' tiesFREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 09:40
The Lithuanian parliament's National Security and Defence Committee on Wednesday plans to vote on draft conclusions of the probe of the ties of MP Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the group of the ruling Social Democratic Party.

PM, president differ on initiative to broaden dual citizenship by lawFREE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:26
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis sees a proposed bill to broaden dual citizenship as the best way of solving problems faced by Lithuanian citizens abroad, but an advisor to President Dalia Grybauskaitė points out that the Constitutional Court has ruled that legal provisions on citizenship can only be changed through a referendum.

Seimas probe on Bastys' links inquires about ties with Arvi's ownerFREE

Monday, April 10, 2017 13:28
The Lithuanian parliament's National Security and Defence Committee is working to establish new details of MP Mindaugas Bastys ties and political influences in the framework of the probe into his connections. On Monday, Bastys was asked about his acquaintance with representatives and CEO Vidmantas Kučinskas of Arvi company.

Candidates for SocDem leadership critical of LFGU, won't dismember ruling blocFREE

Monday, April 10, 2017 12:26
Mindaugas Sinkevičius and Gintautas Paluckas, candidates for chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, say the party is not satisfied with the current relations with the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, however, gave cautious comments about revision or termination of the coalition agreement.

Karbauskis convinced ruling bloc with SocDems will survive whole termFREE

Monday, April 10, 2017 10:06
Ramūnas Karbauskis, the leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, says that partnership with the Social Democrats would not fail, adding that there will be never coalition with the conservatives.

Paluckas, Sinkevičius qualify for 2nd round of SocDem leader electionFREE

Monday, April 10, 2017 09:52
Vilnius Vice-Mayor Gintautas Paluckas and Economy Minister Mindaugas Sinkevičius qualified for the second round of elections for chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party.

Vilnius court orders freeze on EUR 0.5 b of Snoras ex-owners' funds, Swiss bank accountsFREE

Monday, April 10, 2017 08:40
A Vilnius court has granted a freezing injunction against some 500 million euros in funds of Raimondas Baranauskas and Vladimir Antonov, the former owners of the now-bankrupt Lithuanian bank Snoras, and their accounts in Swiss banks.

President to decide on non-Lithuanian letters in IDs after language watchdog's conclusionFREE

Friday, April 7, 2017 15:25
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says her decision on spelling of first and last names of Lithuanian citizens with Latin letters that do not exist in the Lithuanian alphabet will depend on the conclusion of the state language commission.

Dual citizenship amendments openly violate Constitutional doctrine - GrybauskaitėFREE

Friday, April 7, 2017 14:27
The amendments on dual citizenship drafted by the opposition conservatives openly run counter to the Constitutional doctrine, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Seimas again aims to broaden institute of dual citizenship (1)FREE

Friday, April 7, 2017 09:13
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Lithuania's parliament is drafting a new initiative to allow dual citizenship to the citizens of Lithuania who acquire citizenship of a country of the European Union (EU) or NATO.

PM says he sees no conflict with Farmers in SeimasFREE

Friday, April 7, 2017 08:49
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he sees no conflict with the political group of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and its leader Ramūnas Karbauskis, pledging to include more group members in drafting of decisions in the future to facilitate smoother operations.

President sees discussion about coalition split as ruling bloc's mistakeFREE

Thursday, April 6, 2017 16:30
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has dismissed the public discussions of the ruling coalition about split as a mistake, adding that it was the ruling bloc that had to address the situation and take the responsibility for the tensions rather than shift it upon the opposition.

Butkevičius expects Paluckas, Sinkevičius in run-off for SocDem leaderFREE

Thursday, April 6, 2017 14:12
Algirdas Butkevičius, the incumbent chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), expects that Vilnius Vice-Mayor Gintautas Paluckas and Economy Minister Mindaugas Sinkevičius will face each other in a runoff election for the post of the party's leader.