Posts tagged as Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian President’s New Year’s greeting draws ire

By Linas Jegelevičius on Thursday, January 3, 2019

In her New Year’s Eve speech Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid highlighted the importance of preserving the Estonian language, in his congratulatory address to the nation her Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis emphasised the significance of the state’s 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has seemingly struck the most bellicose pose among the three, underscoring that, in 2019, there are many challenges ahead and they can be overcome if her fellow Lithuanians…

Paluckas: Grybauskaitė helped Skvernelis start his presidential campaign

Monday, December 17, 2018

The confrontation between the majority and the president is a public relations stunt intended for the nearing elections, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) chairman Gintautas Paluckas told Žinių Radijas. He is convinced that there is no “war” between the Lithuanian political leaders, which is proven by their decisions in Seimas. The LSDP leader emphasises that President Dalia Grybauskaitė is smoothly coasting toward the end of her term, while Prime Minister…

The ruling bloc tries to “silence” President

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the ruling bloc will not be able to “silence” her by setting up a new parliamentary investigation commission. The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union’s (LVŽS) initiative to investigate interest groups’ influence on political processes during the tenure of two previous governments earlier this week passed the first reading in the Seimas. “Let me make it very clear that if the purpose of the commission…

Lithuania to protect memory of its partisans – Grybauskaite

Friday, August 24, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaite says that the state will protect the memory of Lithuanian partisans who fought against the Soviet occupation. The president on Thursday met with Juozas Jakavonis-Tigras, the last surviving partisan of the Dainava partisan district in Varena, in southern Lithuania.  “I’m here today because I want to say that I support these people and I support those who gave their lives for our freedom,” she said after visiting the 93-year-old former partisan…

Lithuanian president’s assets grow to EUR 852,000, PM’s to EUR 228,000

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The assets of Lithuania’s leaders grew last year when President Dalia Grybauskaite had assets and savings forth 852,000 euros, and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and his family had assets worth almost 230,000 euros. Lithuanian politicians’ latest asset declarations, released by the State Tax Inspectorate, show that Grybauskaite is 15,000 euros wealthier than a year ago when her assets and savings were valued at 837,000 euros. The value of the land…

The President of Lithuania to attend the Baltic States-U.S. Summit

Monday, April 2, 2018

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Donald Trump and attend a summit meeting of the Baltic countries and the United States in the White House on April 3.  The summit is held at the initiative of President Donald Trump to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States’ independence and to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the United States and Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During her visit to…