Security officers considered subjecting MP Bastys to polygraph testFREE

Friday, March 31, 2017 14:50
Lithuania's embattled lawmaker Mindaugas Bastys says that the State Security Department's decision not to grant him a top security clearance was subjective and that his contacts with people representing the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom's interests were not regular.

MEP Uspaskich questioned as special witness in Alstom trialFREE

Friday, March 31, 2017 14:41
Lithuanian MEP Viktor Uspaskich was on Friday questioned by the Special Investigation Service (STT) as special witness. According to information available to BNS, he was questioned in the probe of large-scale bribery and corruption involving French engineering group Alstom that conducted projects estimated at millions of euros in Lithuania.

President advises parties to discuss reforms in ruling blocFREE

Thursday, March 30, 2017 15:16
Before quarrels on reforms in public, the ruling majority should discuss them within the coalition, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said after the ruling coalition's conflict over restructuring of the higher education sector.

PM says 'situation serious', but ruling Farmers isn't splitting upFREE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 17:02
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis describes disagreements between the government and lawmakers on the planned higher education reform as a serious situation, but says that the ruling Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) is not facing a split.

Seimas to discuss bid of 90% of TV content to be provided in EU languagesFREE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:07
A Soviet film
Lithuania's parliament has opened discussions in the requirement submitted by the opposition conservatives, suggesting that at least 90 percent of rebroadcast television content should be dubbed or subtitled in languages of the European Union (EU), however, voted down the amendment to earmark half of television air to European production.

Farmers want public groups, parties to sign agreement to curb emigrationFREE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:00
The largest parliamentary Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union will seek that the agreement to curb emigration is signed by both political parties and public organizations and associated structures.

Panel probing MP Bastys' work halts operations until committee's conclusionsFREE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 09:36
The impeachment commission for Lithuanian MP Mindaugas Bastys is suspending its operations until the investigation into the possible national security threats is completed by the parliamentary National Security and Defense Committee operating as an ad hoc commission.

Lithuania can still fulfill its refugee commitment, but not at any cost - PMFREE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:35
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Lithuania can still fulfill its commitment to accept over 1,100 refugees by the end of this year, but adds that this will not be done "at any cost".

Prison Department's director resignsFREE

Monday, March 27, 2017 16:10
Živilė Mikėnaitė
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Živilė Mikėnaitė, the Lithuanian Prison Department's director who earlier this year was temporarily suspended her from duties amid a probe, has stepped down.

Germany sends signal of sending back refugees to LithuaniaFREE

Monday, March 27, 2017 10:11
Germany's migration authorities have notified Lithuania of its plans to send back yet another refugee to Lithuania. Although he has not yet reached Lithuania, non-governmental organizations organizing refugee integration say this could be a warning of more refugees to be sent back shortly.

Seimas panel head describes intelligence file on MP Bastys as 'serious'FREE

Friday, March 24, 2017 16:30
The Lithuanian State security Department (VSD) has provided a vast amount of "really serious" information on MP Mindaugas Bastys' ties with Russian citizens and controversial business people, the head of the parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence said on Friday.

Seimas may consider constitutional amendments amid pressure over PaksasFREE

Friday, March 24, 2017 11:14
Amid growing pressure from European bodies on Lithuania to allow its impeached President Rolandas Paksas to run for parliament, the Seimas' Committee on Legal Affairs is planning to submit certain constitutional amendments to the parliament for consideration, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday.

MEP Guoga blacklisted by RussiaFREE

Friday, March 24, 2017 09:16
Antanas Guoga
Asmeninis archyvas
Antanas Guoga, Lithuanian member of the European Parliament, has been included into the list of persons unwanted in Russia.

US Fortune lists Lithuania's president among top 50 world leaders (1)FREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 16:52
US business magazine Fortune has included Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė into the annual list of 50 world leaders.

Over 10 top officials replaced during Govt's 100 days in officeFREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 14:53
Gintautas Kevišas on Thursday rejected calls from Lithuania's leaders to step down as director of the National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT). Here is a look at some top management replacements at state-owned companies and public bodies following last October's parliamentary elections.

Ministries have until September to draft legislation on sex changeFREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 09:38
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DELFI / Augustė Smailytė
The Lithuanian government on Wednesday gave two ministries until September to draft legislation that would make it possible to legally change one's sex in the country.

Ex-MP Masiulis wants his arrested money backFREE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 13:40
Eligijus Masiulis, Lithuania's former MP faced with political corruption charges, has turned to court for recovery of the cash discovered during a search in his home and latter arrested.

Seimas panel wants to question Lithuania's ex-security chiefs in Bastys' probeFREE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:52
The Lithuanian parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee, appointed to analyze the national security threats posed by MP Mindaugas Bastys' links, wants to interview incumbent and former chiefs of the State Security Department.

Pūkas, Bastys discrediting Seimas - PresidentFREE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:19
Lithuania's MP Kęstutis Pūkas probed on sexual harassment suspicions and MP Mindaugas Bastys who is suspected of ties with Russian energy figures both discredit the country's parliament, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday.

President: what matters are reforms, not stability of GovernmentFREE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 14:37
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that it is not important for her whether or not the ruling coalition is stable and expects that the opposition will support the government's key reforms.