Lithuanian opposition collects signatures to open probe into claims involving MP Skardzius

Friday, June 16, 2017 09:12
Eugenijus Gentvilas
Mindaugas Milinis
Signatures have been collected at the Lithuanian parliament to authorize the Seimas Anti-Corruption Commission to conduct a parliamentary probe into the interests of Social Democratic MP Arturas Skardzius, a member of the Energy Commission.

Audrius Navickas sworn in as MP

Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:52
Andrius Navickas of the conservative Homeland Union-Christian Democrats on Thursday was sworn in as a member of the parliament.

MP Sakaliene leaves ruling party's group in parliament to join Liberals

Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:57
MP Dovile Sakaliene has decided to leave the political group of the ruling Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) in the Seimas and joint the group of the opposition Liberal Movement.

PM calls for parliamentary probe into allegations involving MP Skardzius

Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:53
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that Arturas Skardzius, a member of the Seimas' Energy Commission, represents the interests of wind energy companies he leases land to, and for a broader analysis of business groups' influence on lawmakers.

European Parliament lifts Lithuanian MEP Paksas' immunity

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 14:30
The European Parliament on Wednesday lifted the legal immunity of Lithuanian MEP Rolandas Paksas.

Parliamentary speaker: Invaders wanted to make us deaf, blind

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:13
For five decades, Lithuanians were not allowed to talk about deportations and imprisonment in labor camps, says Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.

Prime Minister, government losing popularity - Delfi/Spinter poll

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 09:32
The popularity of Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and his government is declining, shows a poll published on news portal on Wednesday.

Navickas to replace late MP Rokas Zilinskas in parliament - watchdog

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 13:07
Andrius Navickas, a religious expert and publicist, will replace Rokas Zilinskas, who passed away last week, as a member of the parliament.

EP committee proposes to lift Lithuanian MEP Paksas' immunity

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 09:02
The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs proposes to lift the legal immunity of Lithuanian MEP Rolandas Paksas in an influence peddling case.

Court closes case over Lithuanian ex-air force commander's suspension

Monday, June 12, 2017 14:50
Colonel Audronis Navickas
Augustas Didžgalvis
A Vilnius court on Monday closed a case in which Colonel Audronis Navickas challenged his suspension from his duties as the Lithuanian Air Force commander.

Lithuania's ex-MP Paulauskas founding movement with other Labor members

Monday, June 12, 2017 10:41
Arturas Paulauskas, a member of the Labor Party, is founding a public movement, which will be a new center-left political force to unite former and current members of the party, as well as non-affiliated individuals.

Ex-president Adamkus has pacemaker replaced

Friday, June 9, 2017 09:18
Lithuania's former president Valdas Adamkus underwent a planned surgery on Tuesday to have his heart pacemaker replaced, news portal said.

12 Lithuanian MPs failed to apply for access to classified info

Thursday, June 8, 2017 16:44
Thirteen Lithuanian parliamentarians have not applied for permits to work with classified information, although they should have the permits to perform their functions, Darius Jauniškis, director of the State Security Department, said on Thursday.

Analysts see president's address as rather critical of Government

Thursday, June 8, 2017 15:23
In her annual State of the Nation Address to the Seimas, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday was rather critical of the ruling coalition and unexpectedly voiced her support for traditional parties, political scientists told BNS.

Stable state needs transparent, mature party system - President

Thursday, June 8, 2017 15:17
A stable democratic state needs a transparent, mature and strong party system, and blurred party responsibility and accountability allow populism to thrive in a variety of forms, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says.

President calls for enhanced counter-corruption efforts

Thursday, June 8, 2017 15:12
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has criticized the country's ruling politicians for insufficient efforts against corruption, stating that mechanisms to protect those reporting corruption were not yet in place.

President precisely pointed to trouble of ruling bloc – Seimas opposition

Thursday, June 8, 2017 14:41
The eighth annual state of the nation by Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė precisely specified the faults of the ruling bloc and revealed the threats, say members of the parliamentary opposition.

President voiced her expectations, rather than criticism - PM

Thursday, June 8, 2017 13:30
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė voiced her expectations, rather than criticism, in her State of the National Address to the parliament on Thursday, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said.

President concerned about continuing state governance turmoil

Thursday, June 8, 2017 13:08
Last October's general elections in Lithuania raised hopes for positive change, but the continuing state governance turmoil and the uncertainty of some reforms is already causing concern, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday.