Posts tagged as Leader

Lithuania’s Labour Party leader not to stand for election

Friday, July 31, 2020

Lithuania’s Labour Party has named Vigilijus Jukna, a former agriculture minister, as their lead candidate for the October parliamentary election. Meanwhile, MEP Viktor Uspaskich, the party’s chairman, will not stand in the election at all. “I see myself in the executive branch, so I’m the party’s candidate for prime minister,” Uspaskich told reporters on Thursday evening after the party’s council announced the line-up of candidates. “If the election is a…

Lithuania’s ruling party leader threatens LRT after report on minister

Friday, May 15, 2020

After LRT Investigation Team reported on alleged kickbacks received by Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič, the leader of Lithuania’s ruling party threatened to investigate LRT. If law enforcement finds no wrongdoing on behalf of the minister, Ramūnas Karbauskis said he would raise the question regarding the work of LRT Investigation Team. Karbauskis is the head of Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), which is in a ruling coalition with the Polish-minority…

Visit of the Belarus leader to Latvia discussed

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Latvian State President Egls Levits had a telephone call with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko March in which the pair discussed a future visit of the authoritarian leader to Latvia, reported the Latvian presidential press service. In what was described as a “long conversation” the pair talked about “good neighborly relations, and discussed current bilateral and international agenda issues,” a release said. LSM.LV

Who will lead the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union’s candidate list

Monday, February 3, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he cannot give yet his answer to the offer to lead the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union’s candidate list for the upcoming general election. LVŽS leader Ramūnas Karbauskis  stepped down   as the head of the party’s political group in the Seimas on Friday. He then offered PM Skvernelis to lead the party’s candidate list in the upcoming parliamentary election. Karbauskis will also…

Latvia’s goal is to remain the Baltic leader by port cargo turnover

Friday, January 24, 2020

Latvia’s goal is to remain the Baltic leader by port cargo turnover, Transport Minister Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party, JKP) told journalists Thursday. The minister indicated that the Latvian ports reloaded 62.379 million tons of cargo in 2019, which is more than in the two other Baltic states. “Latvia is still the leader in terms of cargo. Our goal and ambition is to keep that position,” the transport minister said.…

Dobeles Dzirnavnieks remained leader of Latvian food industry in 2018

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Like a year before, Dobeles Dzirnavnieks grain mill remained the leader of the Latvian food and beverages industry in 2018 by turnover, according to the Latvian Business Annual Report compiled by and LETA. In 2018, Dobeles Dzirnavnieks raised turnover by 3.2 percent on year to EUR 117.35 million. Like a year before, Rigas Piena Kombinats (RPK) dairy company was the second largest food company with an annual turnover of…

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

Thursday, October 24, 2019

More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed to be about his nation’s energy needs. Instead, the group spent most of the three-hour discussion…

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. Lam was able to deliver the annual address more than an hour later by video, but the hostile reception inside the Legislative Council…

Move to sack Seimas speaker fails in blow to ruling party leader

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A vote to remove the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, failed when only a few MPs showed up for it on Tuesday night. Eleven out of 141 lawmakers took part in a secret ballot and three voted in favour of dismissing Pranckietis, seven were against and one ballot paper was invalidated. At least 71 votes are needed to pass a no-confidence motion. The move is seen as a…

Lithuanian PM proposes top state award to Poland’s controversial leader Kaczyński

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has proposed awarding a top state award to Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party. The Lithuanian Cabinet endorsed the proposal on Wednesday, four days before the general election in Poland. The final decision on awarding the Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great to Kaczyński will be made by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. Skvernelis proposed conferring Lithuania’s third…