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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 13:47
Thursday, June 22, 2017 13:37
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:12
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 19, 2017 16:21
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.
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.
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.