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.

Lithuania didn't demand choice of another location for Astravyets N-plant - Seimas speakerFREE

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:03
Lithuania did not contribute to the choice of a different location for the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), which is being built in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis, adding that the only thing the country can do now to stop the project is to restrict access of the plant's electricity to the Lithuanian market.

PM hails conservatives leader's promise to support reformsFREE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:04
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has welcomed promises by Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the conservative Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), to support strategic reforms as a sign of constructive opposition.

Conservative MP Adomėnas questioned as witness in MG Baltic probeFREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 15:18
Lithuania's conservative MP Mantas Adomėnas was on Friday questioned as witness in the MG Baltic concern political corruption investigation.

Ruling LPGU changes English-language name from 'peasants' to 'farmers'FREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 15:10
The ruling Lithuanian Peasants and Greens Union is changing the English-language version of its name, replacing "peasants" with the more modern "farmers".

Court overrules demand to remove foreign-language street signs in VilniusFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:54
Žydų (Jews) street in Vilnius
A Vilnius court has overruled the plea from the government's representative to list street signs in foreign language in Vilnius as illegal.

Seimas bans all violence against children, including corporal punishmentsFREE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 15:14
Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday adopted amendments to the Framework Law on Children's Rights Protection on the fast track, which bans all types of violence against children, including corporal punishments.

Lithuania has to step up state companies management, corruption control efforts - OECD official (1)FREE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:49
Lithuania is well placed to become a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as soon as in 2018 if it makes sufficient progress in reforming the management of state-owned enterprises and controlling corruption, OECD Deputy Secretary General Douglas Frantz said in Vilnius on Monday.

Vilnius mayor accuses Natl Land Service of inactivityFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 14:53
Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has accused the Lithuanian National Land Service of stalling land return in the capital city and land parcel formation processes, suggesting that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis should restructure the state agency.

Landsbergis surprised at outcome of 1st round of voting for party leaderFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 10:27
MP Gabrielius Landsbergis who has been re-elected as the leader of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the country's largest opposition force, says he did not expect the significant victory, pledging to unite the conservative community and make it more open to the public.

Landsbergis re-elected to head Lithuanian conservativesFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 10:20
MP Gabrielius Landsbergis will continue heading the conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the country's largest opposition force.

OSCE recommends that Lithuania allow dual nationals to run for SeimasFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 09:22
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) recommends that Lithuania should allow people with dual citizenship to run for a seat in the parliament.

Top prison system officials suspended from duties amid probeFREE

Thursday, February 9, 2017 13:05
A prison
Organizatorių archyvas
Edvardas Kviatkauskas, head of the Kaunas Remand Prison, and Živilė Mikėnaitė, a former head of the prison and now director of the of the Prison Department, have been suspended from duties, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday.

Prosecutors hail president's amendments, lawyers find them too abstractFREE

Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:48
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday put forward amendments that would enable prosecution of financial offenders who have fled the country.

Lithuania invited to join OECD working group on briberyFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 15:02
Lithuania has been formally invited to become a full-fledged member of the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Justice Ministry said on Wednesday.

Government to look into border protection at Medininkai meetingFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:25
Lithuania's government is holding an exit meeting in Medininkai, a city on the border with Belarus, on Wednesday to look into protection of the state border.

Seimas to hold extraordinary session on children's protection issuesFREE

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:46
The Lithuanian parliament will on February 14 hold a one-day extraordinary session to address children's protection issues.

Scandal took toll on 'Peasants', Karbauskis' ratingsFREE

Monday, January 30, 2017 11:48
The scandal surrounding car lease and relationship with MP Greta Kildišienė has affected the rating of the ruling Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU) and its leader Ramūnas Karbauskis, says sociologist Vladas Gaidys.

Sabatauskas, Palionis join race for leadership of SocDemsFREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 16:13
Lithuanian MPs Julius Sabatauskas and Andrius Palionis on Friday announced plans of running for leadership of the ruling Lithuanian Social Democratic Party.

National paying agency probed over old projects - AgrMinFREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 12:05
Searches conducted by Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS) at the National Paying Agency (NPA) were part of a probe into projects administered by Saulius Silickas, a former head of the agency in charge of allocating EU and national agricultural aid funds, Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas said on Friday.