President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda vows to reveal next week if he is going to run for president in May 2024. He told the media earlier that there was just one unknown before he would finally make up his mind.
A group of non-attached MPs promises to vote in favour of next year’s budget only if parliament shelves the bill on civil union and the draft law on decriminalisation of some drugs.
MP Silva Lengvinienė has withdrawn from the Freedom Party, a minor coalition partner, and joined the opposition’s party Democrats For Lithuania. The announcement was made on Tuesday, 21 November.
MPs on Tuesday voted to cross out the first reading of the 2024 state budget legislation from the agenda of the Seimas’ plenary sittings.
The Social Democratic Party (LSDP) remains the firm leader in public opinion polls, shows the latest survey commissioned by the news website delfi.lt that was conducted by Spinter.
The political campaign for the presidential elections officially started on Sunday – six months before Lithuanians go to polls to elect the country's next president.
Freedom Party’s leader Aušrinė Armonaitė says the party already has a presidential nominee who will be revealed next month. Lithuania will hold presidential elections in May 2024.
Minister of the Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė is sceptical of the presidency’s idea that the State Defence Council could solve the problem of drug use by teenagers. The Freedom Party’s leader says this would be ineffective and instead suggests focusing on awareness raising and prevention ...
Freedom Party’s leader Aušrinė Armonaitė does not think that President Gitanas Nausėda will support a draft law on civil union that will be considered by parliament in autumn. The politician made such assumptions after the president’s statements following a meeting with the Board of the Seimas on Tu...
The minister of education, science and sport says no consensus has been reached with trade unions that would help prevent a planned strike of teachers.
Leader of the Freedom Party Aušrinė Armonaitė has announced that the party will nominate a candidate in 2024 presidential elections because incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda has not shown enough leadership and his voice has lacked on key issues.
The State Tax Inspectorate (VMI) says that 484 thousand Lithuanian residents donated a total of EUR 26.8 million as part of their personal income tax (GPM) in 2022.
The Government on Wednesday approved the updated package of tax reform proposals which is now set to go the Seimas.
Lithuania will legalise the right to marry for same-sex couples sooner or later, says Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen in her comment on Estonia’s move.
Aušrinė Armonaitė, the incumbent minister of the economy and innovation, was re-elected for the third term as the leader of the ruling Freedom Party at its congress on Saturday.
On Tuesday, parliament rejected the proposal of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) to hold a snap election amid the municipal expenses scandal. Some members of the TS-LKD were among those who voted against early elections. Afterwards, coalition parties – TS-LKD, the Libe...
Leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) MEP Vilija Blinkevičiūtė believes that the coalition should solve the political crisis together with President Gitanas Nausėda. She says Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė should listen to the president’s call to replace several ministers and cont...
On Thursday, dozens of opponents of the law on civil union gathered near the parliament building to protest against the bill. The draft law passed the consideration stage on 23 May and now just one more voting procedure remains for it to be adopted.
President’s chief adviser on foreign affairs, Asta Skaisgirytė, says President Gitanas Nausėda will decide on whether to sign the law on civil union only after parliament passes it.
Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas, a member of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), has declared that the party should have communicated with other coalition partners, the Liberal Movement and Freedom Party, about its idea of a snap election. He also stated that ...