Ongoing rows among Lithuania's parliamentary parties are destructive and may undermine confidence in the state, President Dalia Grybauskaitė warned on Thursday.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

Speaking after a meeting with the Seimas board, the president said that legislative work sometimes appears to be overshadowed by political noise, rows and the sorting out of relations between the parliament's two biggest parties, the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) and the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats.

"People see that destructiveness, (they see) that wars yield no positive result, no product, and they condemn both sides. Such behavior won't help create a more positive attitude toward politics," Grybauskaitė told reporters.

"That means that confidence not only in politics but also in the entire political system can be seriously shaken in the run-up to three major elections. This is a very serious warning to all of us. Distrust in politicians leads to distrust in institutions and, eventually, in the state," she said.

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

Young people in Vilnius and Klaipeda joined climate change protests

Young people in Lithuania's cities of Vilnius and Klaipeda plan to join an international protest...

Reuters: US ambassador pressed Lithuanian government on Huawei

The US ambassador pressed the Lithuanian government not to allow China's technology giant Huawei...

More than 140 thousand cast ballots in 4 days of early voting

Some 140,228 people, or 5.78 percent of all eligible voters , cast their ballots during four days of...

Some 700 WWII victims might be buried at Air Base in Siauliai

The remains of around 700 World War II victims might be buried in the territory of Lithuania's Air...

Customs officers block rocket launch system from Belarus

Lithuanian customs officers refused to allow a rocket launch system from Belarus to enter the...