Official ethics chief resignsFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 09:34
Romas Valentukevičius, the head of the Lithuanian chief Official Ethics Commission (VTEK), presented his resignation from the post to Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis on Thursday, March 9, the parliament's Public Relations Division said.

Key tasks for Seimas' spring sessionFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 09:34
Lithuania's new parliament, which was sworn in last November, is commencing in its spring session on Friday. BNS Lithuania is providing an overview of the most important bills included into the agenda.

Seimas speaker: Bastys must resign from Seimas leadership amid security materialsFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 22:23
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis on Thursday urged Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the ruling Social Democratic Party, to step down from the post of parliamentary vice-speaker.

Ethics chief pledges to resign tomorrowFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 16:34
Romas Valentukevičius, the head of the Lithuanian chief Official Ethics Commission (VTEK), says he would resign from the post on Friday, March 10.

Female MPs call for considering impeachment against MP PūkasFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 13:47
The Group of Women at the Seimas has asked the Lithuanian parliament's Ethics and Procedures Commission to look into the possibility of launching impeachment proceedings against Kęstutis Pūkas, an Order and Justice lawmaker, over sexual harassment allegations.

Govt coalition partners back decision to sack official ethics chiefFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:41
Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, says that the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and its ruling coalition partner, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), unanimously approve of his decision to sack Romas Valentukevičius as head of the Chief Official Ethics Commission (VTEK).

Prison Department head contests her suspensionFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:22
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Živilė Mikėnaitė, director of the Lithuanian Prison Department, has appealed to a court against the justice minister's decision to suspend her from duties.

Tens of prominent figures speak out against cutting MP seatsFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:48
Tens of prominent public figures on Thursday called on Lithuania's leaders and heads of parliamentary political parties not to back a proposal to cut the number of seats in the Seimas from 141 to 101, saying that the move, if approved, will lead to worse representation of voters' interests.

Govt must explain benefits of proposed forest reform - presidentFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:19
The Lithuanian government must explain the benefits of the proposed state forest management reform, which is opposed by some ruling and opposition lawmakers, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday.

Government approves state forest management reformFREE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 16:14
In a move that is yet to be approved by the parliament, the Lithuanian government on Tuesday decided to streamline the management of state forests by merging the country's 42 forestry enterprises into a single state enterprise named Lietuvos Valstybiniai Miškai (Lithuanian State Forests, or LVM).

President hopes for opposition support to reforms of ruling partiesFREE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 13:07
The constructive opposition should also support the reforms prepared by the ruling coalition, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said after meeting the Seimas board on Wednesday.

Farmers will support govt-proposed forestry restructuring - Seimas speakerFREE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 09:58
The Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union group will unanimously support the government's proposal to merge dozens of forestry companies into a single state-run enterprise, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.

Landsbergis testifies in MG Baltic probeFREE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 09:20
Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, has been testified in the political corruption investigation surrounding MG Baltic concern.

PM meets with reps of opposition groupFREE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 14:32
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with representatives of parliamentary opposition groups at the government on Tuesday.

Financial crimes body chief Jucevičius to retire after his term of office endsFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 16:14
Kęstutis Jucevičius is set to retire after his term of office as director of Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS) ends in late March.

Road Administration's top exec sacked amid corruption suspicions (1)FREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 13:44
Daivis Zabulionis, deputy director of the Lithuanian Road Administration, has been sacked after nearly a year in office amid corruption suspicions.

Conservatives approve open electionsFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 10:10
Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives), the country's largest opposition party, decided at its congress last Saturday to hold open election of candidates for the party's leadership and president.

Lithuania not ready to enforce court ruling on name spellingFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 09:34
A Lithuanian court this week instructed migration authorities to enter last names of two Lithuanian citizens with non-Lithuanian characters in their passports, however, migration agencies say they cannot do this until the name-spelling issue has been solved by the parliament.

Government plans on online voting: Key questions and answersFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 09:14
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Lithuania's government announced plans on Thursday to introduce online voting by the end of its 2016-2020 term in office. BNS Lithuania provides you the key questions and answers:

Government seeks to introduce online voting this yearFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:20
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Lithuania's government will seek to legalize this year the creation of an online voting system, which should be developed by mid-2019, shows the implementation plan of the governmental program published on Thursday.