MP Steponavičius leaving Liberal Movement but keeps MP mandate

Friday, April 28, 2017 13:35
MP Gintaras Steponavičius is withdrawing from the Lithuanian Liberal Movement and its political group after suspicions of abuse of powers, however, will keep his MP mandate.

Liberal Movement urges Steponavičius to resign Seimas, party - secretary (1)

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:10
Leadership of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement have urged Gintaras Steponavičius to resign from the parliament and the party after being faced with suspicions, Renaldas Vaisbrodas, the party's executive secretary said.

Political corruption suspicions brought against Lithuanian MP Steponavičius

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:35
Suspicions in case of political corruption have been brought against MP Gintaras Steponavičius of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement, the Special Investigation Service (STT) and the party's secretariat confirmed to BNS.

Government not giving up plans to move EnvironMin, AgriMin to Kaunas - PM

Thursday, April 27, 2017 15:31
Saulius Skvernelis, prime minister delegated by the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, says that the plans of moving the ministries of Environment and Agriculture to Kaunas had not been discarded, regardless of the party's group voting against the proposal of the conservatives earlier on Thursday.

Seimas rejects proposal to move environment, agriculture ministries to Kaunas

Thursday, April 27, 2017 15:08
The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal to relocate the ministries for environment and agriculture from the capital of Vilnius to the second-biggest city of Kaunas.

PM sees no reasons for ruling coalition to break up

Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:19
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that he sees no reasons for the ruling coalition of the Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the Social Democratic Party (LSDP) to break up.

SocDems' new leader says relations with LFGU improve

Thursday, April 27, 2017 09:28
Gintautas Paluckas, the newly-elected leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), said after Wednesday's meeting with the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) leaders that relations with the coalition partners had improved.

MP Bastys sees prosecutors decision as politcal retribution

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 14:29
The decision taken by Lithuanian prosecutors not to open a probe against him shows the political retribution attempts in the parliament, says MP Mindaugas Bastys.

Prosecutors refuse to open probe on MP Bastys

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 13:08
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office told BNS on Wednesday it had refused opening a pre-trial investigation into MP Mindaugas Bastys' assistance to a foreign country to act against Lithuania.

MP Karbauskis: Farmers will unanimously vote to strip MP Bastys of mandate

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:52
The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, the largest party in the country's parliament, will unanimously vote to strip MP Mindaugas Bastys of the Social Democrats of his MP mandate, says LFGU leader and group elder Ramūnas Karbauskis.

Paneriai Memorial holds 10th March of the Living

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:18
The traditional March of the Living will take place at the Paneriai Memorial in Vilnius on Wednesday to honor the memory of victims of the Holocaust.

Seimas panel to decide on impeachment proceedings for MP Pūkas

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:09
The Lithuanian parliament's commission plans to decide on Wednesday on proposing impeachment against MP Kęstutis Pūkas charged with sexual harassment.

President gives no comment on Skvernelis-Paluckas "exchange of rhetoric"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 14:49
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has dismissed as "exchange of rhetoric" the public statements about coalition relations by the leaders of two leading parties, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and the newly-elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party Gintautas Paluckas.

SocDems won't be 'easy and obedient' coalition partners - Paluckas

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 13:46
The Social Democrats will no longer be "easy, accessible and obedient partners who have no priorities of their own" in the ruling coalition, Gintautas Paluckas, the newly-elected leader of the Social Democratic Party (LSDP), said on Tuesday.

PM calls on new SocDem leader to 'return to reality'

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 13:05
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that he does not plan to meet with Gintautas Paluckas in the near future and calls on the newly-elected leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) "to return to reality".

PM expects Government to decide on university network overhaul next week

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:33
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expects that the Cabinet will next week decide on a plan for streamlining the network of scientific and educational institutions.

Lithuanian politicians, officials train to work under crisis conditions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:13
The Lithuanian Defense Ministry, together with American experts, on Tuesday is holding a so-called simulated tabletop exercise for the country's politicians and heads of the authorities responsible for security.

Europe's future scenario will depend on France's presidential choice

Monday, April 24, 2017 16:48
E. Macron and M. Le Pen
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Future scenarios of Europe will depend upon the choice made by France, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said in comment of the results of the first round of voting in French presidential elections where pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron came in narrowly ahead of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Bastys should give MP mandate, as he causes harm to party - Paluckas

Monday, April 24, 2017 15:57
After the Lithuanian parliament decided that Social Democratic MP Mindaugas Bastys acted against Lithuania's interests, he should give up the mandate to avoid further damage to himself and the party, says the Social Democratic Party's new leader Gintautas Paluckas.