Kryževičius appointed president of Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 16:10
President Dalia Grybauskaitė has signed a decree to appoint Gintaras Kryževičius as president of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.

Seimas speaker to ask for security guidelines on politicians' dangerous ties

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 13:51
Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, says that he will ask the State Security Department, or VSD, for some guidelines what to look at while investigating politicians' potentially dangerous ties with Russia.

Seimas speaker favors rejecting president's veto on municipal in-house purchases

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 13:46
Viktoras Pranskietis
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, thinks that the Lithuanian parliament should overturn the president's veto regarding in-house purchases in municipalities as such a ban would affect local enterprises.

Continued EU-Turkey cooperation crucial - ForMin Linkevičius

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 09:15
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has expressed hope that Turkey's society would manage to remain unified after the referendum that granted broader powers to the president.

Persons in contact with Bastys aimed to change Lithuanian geopolitical course

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 09:15
Persons who maintained close contacts with Lithuanian MP Mindaugas Bastys aimed to change the country's geopolitical course, Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee, said in his presentation of the conclusions of the probe.

MP Bastys acted against Lithuania's interests - Seimas endorses panel conclusions

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 22:36
Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the Social Democratic political group in the Seimas, acted against the interests of the Lithuanian state by maintaining close and constant contacts with representatives of Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, according to conclusions by a parliamentary committee that were endorsed by the Seimas on Tuesday.

SocDems to vote against conclusion that MP Bastys acted against Lithuania's interests

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 16:19
The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), the junior partner in the ruling coalition, will not support a parliamentary committee's conclusion that Mindaugas Bastys, a member of the LSDP political group in the Seimas, acted against the interests of the Lithuanian state by maintaining close and constant contacts with representatives of Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom.

Steponavičius dismisses prosecutor suspicions as "disgraceful"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 15:12
MP Gintaras Steponavičius of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement has dismissed the suspicions expressed by prosecutors as "disgraceful," adding he had discussed overall political situation, not specific votes with Raimondas Kurlianskis of MG Baltic concern.

Liberal Movement's activities were illegally financed - prosecutor general

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 13:50
MP Gintaras Steponavičius of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement met with MG Baltic Vice-president Raimondas Kurlianskis to discuss illegal financing for his party and voted in favor of legislation benefiting the business group's interests, thus undermining the authority of the Seimas and disgracing the name of a lawmaker, the country's prosecutor general said on Tuesday as he asked the parliament to strip the parliamentarian of his legal immunity over a possible abuse of powers.

Farmers tops opinion poll, support for SocDems grows

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 09:56
The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) tops the latest popularity rankings, followed by the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats in second place and by the Social Democrats (LSDP) in third, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by Vilmorus and published by the daily Lietuvos Rytas on Saturday.

Court orders closure of portal broadasting Russian TV content

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 09:06
Vladimir Putin on a TV set
RIA / Scanpix
A Lithuanian court has instructed Baltijas Mediju Aliance (BMA), a company registered in Latvia, to discontinue unlawful broadcasts of Russian television programs on website tvdom.tv.

MP Steponavičius says wont' resign despite calls from Seimas speaker

Friday, April 14, 2017 16:53
Gintaras Steponavičius of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement said on Friday that he would not step down as a lawmaker despite calls from Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, to resign amid illegal funding suspicions

Anti-corruption agency mistakenly listened to current Finmin's phone calls

Friday, April 14, 2017 13:13
The Special Investigation Service's officials mistakenly listened to telephone conversations of Vilius Šapoka, who is now Lithuania's finance minister, for more than 20 days in late 2015 and early 2016.

Ruling Farmers remains Lithuania's most popular party

Friday, April 14, 2017 12:46
The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) continues to top popularity rankings, with 26 percent of respondents saying they would vote for it if general elections were held next Sunday, according to a survey conducted by the pollster RAIT for BNS.

Prosecutors: Money transferred to fund linked with Liberals

Friday, April 14, 2017 09:09
MG Baltic, one of the biggest business groups in Lithuania, transferred money to bank accounts of a fund and a public establishment linked with the Liberal Movement, not the party's accounts, after the party's former Vice-Chairman Gintaras Steponavičius met with MG Baltic representatives, the Prosecutor General's Office has said.

BNS Lithuania turns to prosecutors over system hack

Friday, April 14, 2017 09:01
Fake news piece inserted on BNS after cyber attack
BNS
The Vilnius bureau of Baltic News Service news agency on Thursday turned to the Prosecutor General's Office with a request to investigate the publishing of fake news on the agency's website.

Liberal Movement didn't get illegal money - Šimašius

Thursday, April 13, 2017 14:46
Lithuania's Liberal Movement has not received any unlawful money, says the party's leader, Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius.

G. Landsbergis urges Steponavičius to resign as MP

Thursday, April 13, 2017 14:32
The leader of the conservative Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats is calling on Gintaras Steponavičius of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement, another opposition party, to resign as a member of the Seimas.

PM thinks suspicions may be brought against Liberal Movement

Thursday, April 13, 2017 14:23
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis thinks that law-enforcement officials are likely to bring suspicions against the opposition Lithuanian Liberal Movement as a legal entity.

MG Baltic financially supported Liberal Movement - prosecutors

Thursday, April 13, 2017 14:01
Prosecutors have found that MG Baltic, one of Lithuania's biggest business groups, financially supported the Lithuanian Liberal Movement, although this is prohibited by law.