Seimas okays plan to cut university numbers by half

Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:50
The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday endorsed a state university network optimization plan that calls for leaving less than half of the country's current 14 universities. The Seimas passed the resolution in a vote of 77 to 6 with 31 abstentions.

Top prosecutor to ask Seimas to strip MP Pūkas of immunity

Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:39
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Thursday will ask the Seimas to strip MP Kėstutis Pūkas of his immunity from criminal prosecution in a pre-trial investigation over allegations of sexual harassment and violation of the rules for keeping firearms.

Journalist Malinauskas set to become PM's advisor

Thursday, June 29, 2017 09:10
Skirmantas Malinauskas, a journalist, is set to become Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' advisor on the fight against corruption, relations with the parliament and strategic communication.

Transport Minister Masiulis is wealthiest among Lithuanian ministers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 15:56
Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis' family is the wealthiest among the families of Lithuanian ministers and that of Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has the lowest assets, according to asset declarations released by the State Tax Inspectorate on Wednesday.

Lithuania's political culture feeds hostile propaganda - Karbauskis

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 15:41
Lithuania's poor political culture gives food for hostile propaganda, Ramūnas Karbauskis, chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and head of the parliament's Committee on Culture, said on Wednesday.

Farmers leader says relations with Social Democrats improving

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:41
Relations between the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and its junior ruling coalition partner, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), are improving, Ramūnas Karbauskis, the LFGU's chairman, said on Wednesday.

President's declared assets amount to EUR 837,000, PM's at EUR 214,000

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:34
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė's personal assets and savings rose by 27,000 euros in 2016 from 2015 to reach 837,000 euros, according to asset declarations data released by the State Tax Inspectorate on Wednesday.

Seimas asked to strip MP Pūkas of immunity

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 16:50
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Tuesday asked the Seimas to strip Kęstutis Pūkas of his immunity from criminal prosecution in a pre-trial investigation over allegations of sexual harassment and violation of the rules for keeping firearms.

Seimas turns to Constitutional Court over dual citizenship

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:10
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday asked the Constitutional Court to look at whether it is necessary to amend the Constitution to allow dual citizenship for people who left for EU or NATO member states after Lithuania regained independence in 1990.

Lawyer appointed to head election watchdog

Friday, June 23, 2017 09:53
The Lithuanian parliament has appointed Laura Matjošaitytė, deputy to incumbent chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, to head the election watchdog. The commission was approved two members short of its full line-up.

Transparency International urges President to veto lobbyism law

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:39
Transparency International Lithuania on Tuesday urged President Dalia Grybauskaitė to veto the law on lobbyist activities adopted by the country's parliament earlier in the day.

Polish MP angered by refused registration of group for ties with Belarus

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:34
Jaroslav Narkevič, a member of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Union of Christian Families, has expressed indignation over the refusal to register a group for ties with Belarus.

Conservatives to openly pick mayoral candidates in key cities

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:46
The opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) decided at its council meeting on Saturday that the party would pick mayoral candidates in open elections in the country's three largest cities of Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda prior to the 2019 elections to local governments.

3 ministers lost public confidence - poll

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:35
Three ministers of Lithuania's current government – education and science, health and agriculture – no longer enjoy confidence of the society, as more people view them negatively than positively, shows a Vilmorus poll published in Lietuvos Rytas daily on Saturday.

Government okays liberal bill on name-spelling

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:21
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Lithuania's government on Monday gave a green light to amendments that would pave way of non-Lithuanian spelling of first and last names on the main page of the passport.

State property overhaul would save Lithuania EUR 20 mln per year - PM

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:17
An overhaul of the management of state-owned real estate would allow Lithuania to save 20 million euros in the first year and that amount would increase in subsequent years, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday.

Lithuania's conservatives almost catch up with ruling LFGU in popularity poll

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:13
The opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) have nearly caught up with the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union in terms of popularity, shows a Vilmorus survey published in the Lietuvos Rytas daily on Saturday.