Labour Party loses over 1,000 members in 6 monthsFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:17
Živilė Pinskuvienė
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
After suffering a defeat in the October 2016 general elections and having change of leadership, the Labour Party has lost over 1,000 members over the past six months, which is the biggest loss among all political parties of Lithuania.

If suspicions prove correct, MG Baltic work could be restrictedFREE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:58
If the bribery and influence peddling suspicions brought by Lithuania's prosecutors against MG Baltic concern operated by businessman Darius Mockus are confirmed, the business group's operations may be temporarily suspended or it may be imposed a fine, lawyers say. Furthermore, companies of the concern could be banned from taking part in public procurement.

Suspicions brought against Lithuania's MG Baltic concernFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:44
The Lithuanian Special Investigation Service has brought suspicions of influence peddling and bribery against MG Baltic, one of the largest concerns in Lithuania operated by Darius Mockus, SIS chief Saulius Urbanavičius confirmed to BNS.

Chief of Lithuanian border unit detainedFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:07
Prosecutors of the Kaunas county have detained Nerijus Ašmenskas, chief of the Aleksandras Barauskas checkpoint of the Varėna unit of the State Border Guard Service, border chief Renatas Požela confirmed to news portal.

Government's Office to scrap 1 in 5 positions (3)FREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 15:57
About a fifth of positions in the Lithuanian government should be discarded, the government's press service said on Monday.

Farmers loses popularity but remains most popular (1)FREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 11:21
Public confidence in the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union has slightly declined, however, the party remains at the top of the popularity list, shows the latest Vilmorus survey published in Lietuvos Rytas daily.

PM's ratings continue climbing - poll (1)FREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 11:13
The scandalous stories involving the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union have had an impact on the ratings of the party and its leaders, Ramūnas Karbauskis and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, shows the latest survey published in Lietuvos Rytas daily.

Baltraitienė leaving Labour Party (1)FREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 11:02
Virginija Baltraitienė, Lithuania's former agriculture minister and MP, has sent a letter to members of the Labour Party over the weekend, informing about her plans to leave the party.

Supreme Court chairman wants embattled judge to step down (1)FREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 10:18
At the court
Viktoras Aidukas, judge of the Criminal Trials Division at the Supreme Court of Lithuania who has been questioned as special witness in the influence peddling probe conducted by the Special Investigation Service, should step down from office, says Supreme Court chairman Rimvydas Norkus.

Top court rules impeachment possible for crimes committed before taking officeFREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 09:57
Impeachment proceedings may be opened against persons holding certain posts for crimes committed before taking office, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday.

Lithuanian PM takes English lessons twice a weekFREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 09:45
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is taking English lessons twice a week to improve his English-language skills.

Businessman suspected in probe into influence peddling in Labour Party's caseFREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 16:44
Suspicions have been brought against Arūnas Cicėnas, a co-owner of the road marking firm Kasandros Grupė, as part of a law-enforcement probe into suspected influence peddling in the Lithuanian Supreme Court's hearing of the Lithuanian Labour Party's fraudulent bookkeeping case, according to unofficial information available to BNS.

Former tax chief challenges decision to sack himFREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 14:50
Dainoras Bradauskas has appealed against the Lithuanian finance minister's decision to sack him as head of the State Tax Inspectorate (STI).

Speaker sees prosecutor suspicions as harm to state reputationFREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 10:10
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis says that the influence peddling suspicions brought by the Special Investigation Service against a Vilnius prosecutor harm the reputation of state institutions.

Someone wants to use Labour Party for mutual struggles - UspaskichFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 15:47
Someone wants to u se the Lithuanian Labour Party of mutual struggles, says the party's honorary chairman Viktor Uspaskich who has been sentenced for bookkeeping fraud.

Vilnius prosecutor probe linked to Labour Party's case at Supreme CourtFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 15:39
A pre-trial investigation in which Rita Aliukonienė, head of the First Division of Criminal Prosecution at the Vilnius Regional Prosecutor's Office, is suspected of influence peddling is related to the hearing of the Lithuanian Labour Party's case by the Supreme Court, officials at the Prosecutor General's Office said on Thursday

TS-LKD International Secretary leaves the post to return to Lithuania (2)FREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:13
TS-LKD (Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats) appoints Dr. Žygimantas Pavilionis as the new International Secretary of the party. He replaces Ms. Gintarė Narkevičiūtė, who successfully held this position for over five years.

Ruling party's mayor in Panevėžys district suspected of abuse of officeFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:52
Lithuania's Special Investigation Service (SIS) has brought suspicions of abuse of office against Panevėžys District Mayor Povilas Zagunis of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) as part of a probe into the local authority's public procurement activities.

Lithuanian watchdog to ask for explanation from Russia's TVC over hatred-inciting contentFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:52
Vladimir Putin on a TV set
RIA / Scanpix
Lithuania's media watchdog will ask for explanation from Russia-registered broadcaster TV Tsentr over a TV program containing incitement to hatred and defamation of the state.

PM, conservative leader hold unannounced meeting at GovernmentFREE

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 13:42
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and the leader of the opposition conservatives, Gabrielius Landsbergis, held an unannounced meeting at the government on Wednesday morning.