Posts tagged as political parties

In Latvia, people trust news on the Internet and the church more than political parties

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

70 to 80 percent of the population do not trust the Cabinet of Ministers, the Saeima, and political parties, which means that most reforms, new laws, amendments to existing laws, decisions, and statements are viewed with suspicion by the people. At present, the population trusts the army, the police, the media, and the church more than politicians, on whose decisions life and future prospects in Latvia depend. The highest trust…

Political parties talk greener Riga

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A green city includes the state and quality of parks, greenery, pollution control, nature entertainment sites, air quality, and other aspects. Ahead of the extraordinary Riga City elections, political parties mention city environment in their programs, Latvian Television said August 11. 12 of the 15 candidate parties have included environment improvement in their programs. Harmony, which has been heading the government for more than 10 years, has promised more active…

Latvian political parties see support

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

According to the latest SKDS political ratings reported by LTV’s evening newscast Panorama March 1, most coalition parties saw a drop in their political ratings in February. Harmony remains the most popular political party in Latvia in February with 12.3 percent support, compared to 13.6 percent the previous month. If the Saeima elections were held in February, the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) would gain 7.9 percent support, compared to…

Lithuanian public increasingly distrustful of prosecutors and political parties – survey

Monday, November 25, 2019

Public trust in prosecutors has gone down in Lithuania and distrust of the country’s parliament has risen most since October, the latest public survey by Vilmorus shows. Vladas Gaidys, director of Vilmorus, says the drop in the prosecution service’s trust rating might have something to do with the ongoing investigation into former judge and MP Neringa Venckienė who was extradited from the United States in early November. The survey, published…

Reform and EKRE donations down in Q2 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Incomes for three of the five elected political parties in Estonia, plus one party which is not represented at the Riigikogu, for the second quarter of 2019, have been made available by Baltic News Service. Party donations dropped for two parties, Reform and the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), most likely due to the post-election effect. Reform According to data from the Supervisory Committee on Party Financing (ERJK), opposition…

Facebook interested in Estonian elections

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

International social media and advertising company Facebook has shown interest in Estonian politics and elections. Last December, representatives of the company met with every parliamentary political party in Estonia to discuss the company’s role and opportunities in reducing the dissemination of fake news. “They met with us as well; I was present at that meeting myself,” said Centre Party spokesperson Andre Hanimägi. “The purpose of the meeting was actually very…

Who could take the wheel in Saeima?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Political parties in Latvia expect different outcomes, including a temporary solution and the possibility of preserving the current team governing the Saeima. The 13th Saeima will gather for its first meeting 6 November. Politicians doubt the new government will have been formed by then. Politicians are committed to reaching an agreement regarding the division of posts in the new government before then. Currently Saeima’s Praesidium consists of Ināra Mūrniece (National Alliance),…

Political parties present their vision for Latvia’s future to the audience of foreign investors

Friday, September 21, 2018

Responding to an invitation from nine foreign Chambers of Commerce in Latvia, representatives from seven political parties presented their vision for Latvia’s future and priorities of each party’s economic program, informed Ilze Garoza, Executive Director of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. The debate took place on September 20, 2018, at the Radisson BLU Daugava Hotel. Party representatives shared their views on improving the court system and insolvency processes,…

Lithuanian president calls on politicians to avoid infighting in new pre-election season

Monday, September 3, 2018

As a new political season is about to begin in Lithuania, President Dalia Grybauskaite calls on political parties to avoid the infighting and personal vendettas that she said dominated the parliament’s spring session. “In last spring’s political season, we saw politicians engaged in destructive vendettas and busy raising political noise and sorting out their relations instead of working, doing something together, not necessarily together, but something productive,” the president said…

How to survive in Lithuania

By Kovas Azbis on Friday, August 31, 2018

The Lithuanian government has proposed political parties to sign a comprehensive agreement on the country’s defence policy for the next decade. According to the draft agreement, political parties would take on the commitment to gradually increase defense spending to 2.5 percent of GDP by 2030, up by 0.5 percentage points from this year’s target of 2 percent. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to discuss the proposed agreement with parties’ leaders…