The Lithuanian government is considering discarding projects for publicizing its decisions and activities via media outlets, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday.
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"I'm not saying we should stop doing so, but we may raise the issue of whether the money is being used for its intended purpose and ask whether the money for publicizing could be used in in other ways," Skvernelis said on LRT Radio.

"Discussions are underway and we'll see the decisions at a later stage," he said when asked if the government would consider scrapping publicity projects.

The prime minister said issues of importance for the government could be made public via " the public broadcaster, on ministries' websites and in other forms."

Skvernelis commented on his recent Facebook post in which he said that perhaps it would be more reasonable to use "tens of millions of euros that the media receive from state institutions each year" for other purposes.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

US court dismisses ex-Lithuanian judge's extradition appeal

A US court has dismissed an extradition appeal by Neringa Venckiene , a former Lithuanian judge and...

Survey: President tops popularity rating

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda tops the popularity rating in the country, according to the...

Lithuania joins group of countries condemning Beijing's treatment of Uighurs

Lithuania has joined a group of countries condemning China 's treatment of the Uighur ethnic...

Vilnius mayor: government not pulling out of stadium project

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius says Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has assured him...

New chief of defense: I am a realist and don’t dream about things we cannot have

Lithuania's incoming chief of defense , Major General Valdemaras Rupsys , says he will seek to...