Posts tagged as Ministries

Lithuania’s liberal parties to receive five ministries under coalition deal

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Under the coalition agreement signed on Monday, the Liberal Movement will get at least two ministerial positions and the Freedom Party will receive three posts. Head of the Liberal Movement, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, will also be proposed to be the speaker of the country’s parliament, according to Gabrielius Landsbergis, head of the conservative Homeland Union (TS-LKD) leading the three-party coalition. The center-right coalition has also proposed Ingrida Šimonytė, representing the Homeland…

Ministries were pressured by business reps, says Lithuanian PM

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Business associations pressurised several ministries and the Employment Service, said Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis commenting on the ongoing lobbying corruption scandal. Lithuania’s anti-corruption agency is investigating suspected illegal lobbying and influence peddling by Valdas Sutkus, the president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LVK), and several other business representatives. Among other things, Sutkus is suspected of organising a smear campaign against the former transport minister. “As to the influence, it…