Posts tagged as Gitanas Nauseda

As Covid-19 cases rise, Lithuanians let their guard down too soon – president

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Having coped with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic fairly well, Lithuanians have let go too soon, resulting in the rising infections, President Gitanas Nausėda has said. There might be a need for a lockdown to get the pandemic under control, he noted. Lithuania has been reporting over 200 new coronavirus cases daily since the middle of last week. There are now 91.7 coronavirus cases per population of 100,000…

Lithuanian president: EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions, US to follow suit

Friday, October 2, 2020

As the European Union has agreed on sanctions against Belarus, the United States is expected to make a similar move, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has said. “Lithuania is coming home with good news – a plan of sanctions to Belarus will be approved and we now can expect the United States to approve their sanction plan in the near future,” the Lithuanian leader said in comments to BNS. “Hence we…

Lithuanian president compares Trump–Biden debate with his own campaign

Friday, October 2, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda gave an interview to the American news network CNN in which he said this week’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden reminded him of his own election campaign. “I would say, honestly, I did not forget my elections. They took place one year ago. And I remember the temperature in those elections was very high, too,” Nausėda responded to Richard Quest’s request to comment on…

French president in Vilnius – seven key quotes

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived on an official visit to Lithuania on Monday evening. The following are the key seven quotes from his joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. Praise of Lithuania’s progress:  “The last official visit by a French president in a bilateral format took place with Jacques Chirac in July 2001 – 19 years ago. That was indeed too long ago, but that long period of…

Lithuanian PM meets with Belarus’ opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition challenger in Belarus’ disputed presidential election, in his office in Vilnius on Thursday. “We talked about the trials and tribulations she had gone through during the election campaign and the tremendous responsibility she had taken on,” Skvernelis posted on Facebook. “[We] also [talked] about her day-to-day issues and needs in Lithuania, and her personal safety and the safety of…

EU subsidies to be capped at €100,000 per farmer, Lithuanian minister says

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Direct EU payments to Lithuanian farmers in 2021-2027 should be capped at 100,000 euros, Agriculture Minister Andrius Palionis says. “The cap stood at 150,000 euros for this financial period, and it will stand at 100,000 euros for the new period. If we want to change the amount, we’ll have to amend the law. The state can raise the cap as much as it wants,” the minister told the opposition parliamentary…

Cut in EU’s cohesion funding to Lithuania ‘unacceptable’, president says

Friday, July 17, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said on Friday that the proposed cut in the cohesion funding for Lithuania in the EU’s next long-term budget was “unacceptable”. The president expressed the opinion before arriving in Brussels for the European Council meeting which starts on Friday. The EU’s Cohesion Fund seeks to reduce economic disparities within the bloc and is aimed at the member states with gross national income (GNI) per capita less…

Lithuania’s parliament lifts tax-free income threshold to €400

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, has lifted the tax-free income threshold by 50 euros to 400 euros. The respective amendments to the Law on Income Tax, which were initiated by President Gitanas Nausėda, were passed unanimously, with just one abstention. According to Nausėda, a higher tax-free income threshold would leave lowest-paid workers with higher disposable income. Previously, the authorities planned to lift the tax-free income threshold to 400 euros early in…

Lithuanian parliament passes tax exemption raise

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lithuania’s parliament has raised tax-exempt income threshold, called the NPD, to 400 euros in a move to raise incomes for low-earners. The amendment to the Law on Income Tax, initiated by President Gitanas Nausėda, was passed in a vote of 111 to zero, with one abstention. The NPD currently stands at 350 euros and is the monthly amount deduced from one’s salary before calculating income tax. The exact deduction also…

Lithuanian president says ‘insurmountable obstacles’ with Russia remain

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda delivered his first State of the Nation address on Thursday, outlining his take on the situation and challenges facing the country. Nausėda said that “there are still insurmountable obstacles” in Lithuania’s relations in Russia. “I’m talking about the Kremlin’s attempts to transform the mid-20th century history, which was tragic for many nations, into an obedient political servant,” he said in reference to Russia’s historical revisionism. Moscow…