Posts tagged as Saulius Skvernelis

Baltic states ‘closer’ to joint boycott of electricity from Belarusian NPP

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Baltic countries are moving closer to a joint decision not to buy electricity from Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant, according to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. The three Baltic prime ministers met in Tallinn on Friday to discuss the development of the Baltic energy market. The Belarus plant, which is being built close to the Lithuanian border and deemed unsafe by Vilnius, was among the topics. Lithuania has decided…

President’s adviser downplays Lithuanian PM wife’s job at Orlen

Friday, February 7, 2020

The prime minister should answer questions about his wife’s employment with a company in Poland’s oil group Orlen, President Gitanas Nausėda’s adviser says, but the situation should not be given more attention than it deserves. “I’m not saying that there are no questions in this situation. There are,” Povilas Mačiulis told LRT Radio on Thursday morning. “But I don’t think this situation should be given special emphasis.” On Tuesday, Prime…

Lithuanian prime minister’s popularity rating dropped further down

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is losing his ongoing battle with President Gitanas Nauseda over Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic as the prime minister’s popularity rating dropped further down over a month, and the president saw his public support grow, according to the latest survey by Vilmorus for the Lietuvos Rytas daily, published on Saturday. Skvernelis’ public disapproval rating rose by almost 9 percentage points in January to 38.6 percent, from…

Lithuanian PM: ‘Anti-Semitism has no place in Lithuania’

Monday, January 27, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to rewrite World War 2 history, especially as Holocaust remains an “open wound of Europe”. “On his visit to Israel, March 1, 1995, President Algirdas Brazauskas apologised to the members of the Knesset for ‘those Lithuanians who mercilessly killed, shot, deported and plundered Jews’,” Skvernelis said in a statement on Friday. “No legislative or other initiatives can change that.…

Lithuanian Prime Minister’s popularity dropped

Monday, December 16, 2019

The popularity of Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has nosedived by 8 percentage points, a new public survey has revealed. 42.9 percent expressed a favorable opinion about the prime minister during the December survey by Vilmorus for the Lietuvos Rytas daily, down from 50.7 percent a month earlier. Vladas Gaidys, director of Vilmorus, says the drop might be related to the paving of a street in Vilnius District close to…

Lithuanian PM completes lymphoma treatment cycle

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced on Monday that he had completed a cycle of lymphoma treatment. “If doctors say I need to rest and not to be at work, I will do that if it’s necessary,” Skvernelis told reporters. “The treatment cycle was finished some time ago and I now need to recover.” The prime minister is back to work after being on sick leave since November 20. Skvernelis…

Lithuanian Prime Minister took unplanned sick leave

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ planned Monday meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg has been canceled due to the Lithuanians premier’s health issues, the government’s press service announced on Monday. The prime minister’s spokesman Skirmantas Malinauskas added later that the prime minister took unplanned sick leave on Monday. “The prime minister has the possibility to take sick leave if it’s necessary for medical procedures or if he feels unwell…

Saulius Skvernelis says he’ll decide on political future after recovery

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who has blood cancer, says he’s considering all options regarding his political future but we’ll make decisions after getting well. “When I fully recover, and that will happen, then I will have to think what to do next. We still have time and finishing the key tasks of the parliament’s fall session is now the most important thing,” the prime minister told the Lietuvos Rytas…

Lithuanian PM says he’ll decide on political future after cancer recovery

Monday, October 7, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who has lymphoma, is considering all options about his political future, but says will make a decision only after recovering from cancer. “When I fully recover, and that will happen, then I will have to think what to do next. We still have time and finishing the key tasks of the parliament’s fall session is now the most important thing,” the prime minister told the…

Lithuanian Health Minister shaves his head in solidarity with Lithuanian PM

Thursday, September 19, 2019

In solidarity with the Lithuanian PM undergoing cancer treatment, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has shaved his head. In a post on social media, Veryga said “having hair, or not having them, is temporary,” He added that he would like to support those whose choice was not voluntary, “in solidarity with the prime minister and everyone who is faced with oncological diseases”. Plaukų buvimas ar nebuvimas 🙂 yra laikinas dalykas. Tai…