Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday political parties are acting "not nice and irresponsibly" by trying to play defense needs off against social needs.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
© Robertas Dačkus

Her comments come in response to the country's Social Democrats' refusal to back a increase in defense spending, instead calling for spending more money on social needs.

Grynbauskaitė also believes political parties' goal to reach 2.5 percent GDP defense spending by 2030 is "a really reasonable period".

"It's a really reasonable period which should not be set against other needs of the state, and those parties that are trying to play defense off against social needs are active not very nice and irresponsibly," the president told journalists in Vilnius on Tuesday.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Seimas to decide on overhaul of party subsidies

The Lithuanian parliament plans on Thursday to make a final decision on an overhaul of the model of...

Seimas to debate amendments allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas plans to debate on Thursday draft constitutional amendments that would pave the way for...

Seimas panel's draft findings call for changing LRT management structure

The Lithuanian parliament's ad hoc investigative commission scrutinizing the finances of the...

Tripartite Council fails to reach agreement on minimum wage

Lithuania's Tripartite Council , uniting the government, employers and trade unions, on Tuesday...

Seimas starts discussing dates for next year's elections

The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday started discussions on draft resolutions setting the dates for...