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PM presents 14 member Cabinet

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has announced the list of his fourteen member Cabinet. President Dalia Grybauskaitė is interviewing all of the candidates for the portfolios today. According to the constitution […]

Cabinet of Lithuania

Bronius Markauskas Minister of Agriculture Eimutis Misiūnas Minister of the Interior Darius Petrošius Minister of Justice Liana Ruokytė Jonsson Minister of Culture Mindaugas Sinkevičius Minister of Economy Linas Antanas Linkevičius […]

Saulius Skvernelis approved as Prime Minister by Parliament

Lithuania’s parliament has approved the appointment of Saulius Skvernelis as the country’s new Prime Minister. Skvernelis (46) was the Interior Minister from 2014 to 2016 and prior to that had […]

Minor party wins general election in Lithuania

The centrist Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS), which previously held just one seat in parliament, has won the general election which concluded its second round of voting yesterday. With […]

Social Democrats take a hit in first round voting

A second round of voting still has to take place in the Lithuanian general election for the 141 seat Seimas or parliament, but the ruling Social Democrats (LSDP) appears to […]

Lithuania votes in unpredictable election

It is the turn of Lithuanians to go to the polls this Sunday when the 141 seats in the parliament or Seimas are up for election. There are 1,415 candidates […]

Lithuania 2016

An election to the Seimas has been announced for 9 October 2016. Results will be published here.

Interior Minister tenders resignation

Lithuania’s Minister of the Interior, Saulius Skvernelis, has resigned his portfolio after a number of embarrassing incidents involving agencies under his scrutiny. The latest incident involved the theft of an […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Lithuania

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Lithuania Press Release No. 15/246 June 1, 2015 On May 28, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary […]

Interior Minister resigns

Minister of Internal Affairs, Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas, has resigned his portfolio citing poor health as the reason. However, the Minister and his Ministry have been under investigation by the country’s […]

Rokas Masiulis is new Energy Minister

Rokas Masiulis has been appointed as the new Minister of Energy following the sacking of Jaroslav Neverovič in August. Rokas Masiulis (45) has a degree in Economics from the Faculty […]

Energy Minister dismissed

Jaroslav Neverovič, the Minister of Energy has been dismissed by President Dalia Grybauskaitė. The move came after the Minister, who is a member of the Electoral Action of Poles in […]

New Cabinet announced

President Dalia Grybauskaitė has approved a new Cabinet following the Presidential election which took place on 25th May. The Cabinet remains much the same apart from three new appointments to […]

Agriculture Minister resigns

Minister of Agriculture, Vigilijus Jukna, wrote yesterday to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius tendering his resignation. The letter suggests that the Minister has resigned for family reasons, although last week his […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė re-elected President for second term

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė has been elected for a second term. The Central Elections Commission has reported that the President took 57.87% of the vote with turnout at 47.3%. Grybauskaitė […]

Presidential 2014

The election took place in two rounds, on 11 and 25 May 2014. In the first round results were as follows: Dalia Grybauskaitė (Independent) 46.64% Zigmantas Balčytis (Social Democratic Party of […]

Presidential second round today

The second round of the Lithuanian Presidential election will take place today along with the European Parliament elections in the country. The original twelve candidates have been brought down to […]

Russia to pay war veterans in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to organise a ‘monthly endowment’ for veterans of the ‘Great Patriotic War’ living in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The formal press release […]

Presidential election goes to second round on 25th May

Incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė has fallen short of an outright victory in yesterday’s presidential election. President Grybauskaitė took 46.02% of the vote, falling short of the 50%+ required and will […]

Lithuania votes for a President

Incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė is expected to emerge as the frontrunner in today’s Presidential election in Lithuania. According to the latest opinion polls she is on around 41% of the […]