Lithuania may consider various models to boost defence funding, including the introduction of a new defence tax, yet Irena Segalovičienė, chief adviser to the president on economic and social policy, says the government should not intimidate people and businesses with new taxes.
Lithuania’s foreign minister hopes that MPs will draw conclusions from neighbouring Latvia recognising same-sex partnership. Now Lithuania is the only Baltic country that still has not adopted the law on same-sex partnership, unlike Estonia and Latvia.
On Monday, branches of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) across the country will start putting forward candidates for the 2024 presidential election.
Conservative MPs of the Committee on National Security and Defence (NSGK) have initiated amendments to martial law legislation to allow greater involvement of people in the national defence system.
Lithuania would have a non-liberal government now had the Seimas accepted the Conservatives’ proposal for a snap election, says the leader of the opposition Farmers and Greens.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says she has doubts whether the parliamentary parties will be able to sign an agreement on foreign policy in the spring session of the Seimas.
The opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats have won the parliament election in Lithuania and can form a ruling coalition with two liberal parties, according to the preliminary runoff results published on Sunday night.
Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, says it is regrettable that Vygaudas Usackas, a former long-time diplomat who has recently left the conservative party, chose to work at a company controlled by Gediminas Ziemelis.
The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union's revision of its government coalition agreement is primarily aimed at replacing some ministers, Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (HU-LCD), the largest opposition party, said on Monday.