A new defence tax would be realistic only if backed by all parliamentary parties, says Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, noting that she supports the discussion that has recently broken out.
Construction of Bio City, Europe’s largest biotechnology city and the first one in the Baltics, has officially begun in Vilnius. Its first complex is expected to open in the second quarter of 2024.
Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, longtime favourite in the polls on who would make the best prime minister, has finished second in the latest one. Social Democrat leader Vilija Blinkevičiūtė took a narrow lead, a poll by Spinter for news website delfi.lt finds.
Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, who is paying a visit to Taiwan, addressed Taiwanese MPs emphasising that Lithuania is looking to become a high added-value economy and is ready to partner with Taiwan.
President Gitanas Nausėda continues to lead presidential polls, with support slightly growing in September, the latest survey shows.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says she missed a “clear and reassuring message” from the Interior Ministry in the first days of numerous hoax bomb threats emailed to educational institutions.
Highest state officials on Thursday congratulated teachers across the country on World Teachers’ Day.
Representatives of the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) on Thursday met with Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen to discuss a motion to amend the law that says information about the LGBT community has a negative impact on minors.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says Poland’s recent statement on arms deliveries to Ukraine is paving way for a win for Russia only, but she expected Kyiv and Warsaw will eventually resolve the dispute over Ukrainian grain exports.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says she is sceptical of the National Defence Ministry’s proposal for the State Defence Council (VGT) to discuss Lithuania’s withdrawal from a convention banning the use of cluster munitions.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says no political group in the Seimas favours the president’s proposal to tighten restrictions for Belarusian nationals, making them equal to the ones imposed on Russian citizens.
Members of the ruling Liberal Movement are electing a new leader on 4-8 September, with the incumbent chair, Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, facing a challenge from three candidates.
National Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas has been awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, third class, by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who signed the respective decree on Thursday.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, on behalf of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and on her own behalf, has congratulated Ukraine and its people on the occasion of Independence Day, the Office of the Seimas said in a press release.
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.
MP Remigijus Žemaitaitis continues to share anti-Jewish statements despite previous outrage from international community and has accused Jews of carrying out a ‘holocaust of Lithuanians’.
The annual ceremony of hoisting the national flag to mark the Day of Mourning and Hope took place in Independence Square in front of the Seimas on Wednesday.
Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen nominates Lina Petronienė as the head the Central Electoral Commission (VRK).
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 Conservative leader’s invitation to coalition partners to discuss the Cabinet’s future and possibility of early elections is a rational one, Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen says.