Posts tagged as Prime Minister

Lithuania’s PM candidate: destroying ‘world order’ and why women-led parties won

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ingrida Šimonytė, the presumptive next prime minister of Lithuania, discusses what’s wrong with the current government’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic and why the election brought victory to women-led parties. Šimonutė led the party list of the conservative Homeland Union party which won the parliamentary elections and is now in talks with two liberal parties on forming the government. On Monday evening, she gave an interview.  Is the coalition agreement…

Prime Minister dissatisfied Latvia has no police chief yet

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said he was dissatisfied that Latvian State Police has not had a police chief for more than half a year, Latvian Television reported October 7. “I am not satisfied with the fact that for more than half a year we have not had a police chief. I am not satisfied with the fact there was a competition and as far as I understand this competition was…

Prime minister ranked as Lithuania’s most influential politician

Monday, August 10, 2020

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Farmers and Greens Union party leader Ramūnas Karbauskis, and President Gitanas Nausėda are the country’s most influential politicians, according to a survey published by Delfi.lt. The country’s former leader Vytautas Landsbergis, former presidents Dalia Grybauskaitė and Valdas Adamkus are further down the list. Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, MP Ingrida Šimonytė, who is leading the candidate list of the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian…

‘Race between prime ministers’. Polls give lead to Lithuania’s ruling party

Monday, July 27, 2020

Lithuania’s main ruling and opposition parties have both increased their lead in opinion polls and are neck and neck ahead of October’s general elections. Almost a third of voters, however, are undecided or plan not to vote at all, a survey shows. The latest poll by Lietuvos Rytas/Vilmorus, published on Saturday, show the governing Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) and the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD, the conservatives) in…

Lithuanian and Polish relations ‘best in a decade’, says PM Skvernelis

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lithuanian–Polish relations are the best they have been in a decade. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday after meeting with Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki. The two prime ministers’ discussed “the contribution of both governments to strengthening bilateral cooperation and strategic partnership,” the Lithuanian government’s office said in a press release on Wednesday. “The strategic partnership between Lithuania and Poland is the most important guarantee that the Baltic states will…

Kariņš: First phase of COVID-19 successful in Latvia

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The first phase of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 ends after June 9, and Latvia has been successful dealing with it, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview to Latvian Radio on June 9. The end of emergency state in Latvia does not mean the virus has been defeated, Kariņš said. The first phase is at a close now and he is optimistic about the future. “The…

Prime Minister: Latvia will focus on 3 areas in recovery plan

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In the crisis caused by COVID-19, the Latvian government will focus on benefits, infrastructure, and modernization, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) in a press conference on May 13. After a conversation with the President of the Bank of Latvia, Mārtiņš Kazāks, the Prime Minister said that as the crisis will last longer than expected, it is important to work on lifelong learning and retraining support measures for people…

Prime Minister с Latvians to wear face masks

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) wears a mask himself when going to the store and urges others to do so as well to protect those around them, as the war against the Covid-19 novel coronavirus is not yet won, according to the press conference after a meeting of the coalition council on April 27. “Unfortunately this virus has not been defeated in the world, there is still not yet…

Latvian PM tasked ministries to prepare assessment of impact of Covid-19

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) issued a resolution, tasking the financial, economics, transport and agricultural ministers in five days to provide an assessment on the impact of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 on Latvia’s national development. The prime minister has also asked ministers to debelop possible scenarios in case of the coronavirus outbreak. A similar task has been sent to the Bank of Latvia president Martins Kazaks. Also, the prime…

Lithuania: Prime Minister calls for more supervision of intelligence services

Friday, March 6, 2020

The Lithuanian prime minister says the country’s parliament should adopt laws stepping up public control over intelligence services and law enforcement institutions carrying out criminal intelligence. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis set up a working group to consider legislation limiting the use of intelligence methods and stepping up external control. The measures have been recommended by the parliament’s ombudsperson. “The working group should draft bills to ensure people’s…