Posts tagged as Seimas

Draft state budget for 2019 presented to the Seimas

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Vilius Šapoka, Minister of Finance, presented draft Law No XIIIP-2715 on the Approval of Financial Indicators of the State Budget and Municipal Budgets for 2019 to the Seimas, which focuses on structural reforms in the areas of health, education, social protection, innovation, and taxes and on reduction of shadow economy. The draft submitted proposes to endorse the state budget revenue of nearly EUR 10.587 billion in state budget revenue and…

Week in Lithuania. Dual citizenship referendum to be held with presidential vote

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday, October 18, decided that a referendum on dual citizenship will be held on May 12 and 26 alongside the presidential election. 66 lawmakers voted in favour of this decision, and four abstained. Based on the adopted resolution, the binding referendum will be held on the adoption of such an amended text of Chapter 12 of the Lithuanian Constitution. Representatives of the opposition and former…

Lithuania to hold municipal elections on March 3, to elect president on May 12

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Lithuania will elect municipal councils on March 3, 2019, its next president on May 12 and members of the European Parliament on May 26. Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, registered on Thursday draft resolutions setting the election dates. Members of municipal councils and mayors are elected for four years. The last municipal elections in Lithuania were held on March 1, 2015. The president is elected for a term of…

Lithuanian driving license to be valid in Japan, US, New Zealand, Thailand

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Holders of Lithuanian driving licenses will be free to drive cars in more than 50 countries after the Seimas ratifies an international convention, Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis said on Tuesday. Masiulis said the ratification of the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic would make it easier for Lithuanians to travel in Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Thailand and other countries. “For example, we have worked for years with Japan to ensure that our…

Lithuanian president warns political rows may undermine confidence in state

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ongoing rows among Lithuania’s parliamentary parties are destructive and may undermine confidence in the state, President Dalia Grybauskaite warned on Thursday. Speaking after a meeting with the Seimas board, the president said that legislative work sometimes appears to be overshadowed by political noise, rows and the sorting out of relations between the parliament’s two biggest parties, the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian…

Seimas approved the proposal to hold military exercise in Lithuania

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Seimas adopted a Resolution approving the proposal to hold a joint military exercise Saber Strike 2018 („Kardo kirtis 2018“) of the Republic of Lithuania and military units of other countries on the territory of Lithuania on 3–15 June 2018, involving no more than 6600 international troops and civil service personnel assigned to military duty at the same time. “The main objective is to train the Lithuanian armed forces and…

Lithuanian parlt starts discussion on merging Vilnius, Sauliai universities

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Seimas of Lithuania is starting discussions on merging Vilnius University and Siauliai University, northern Lithuania. Lawmakers on Tuesday gave their initial backing to the plan, with 86 votes in favor, and five abstentions. The bill will now go to the parliamentary Committee on Education and Science for further consideration, and the Seimas will come to the matter in June. Under the proposal, both universities should submit their reorganization plans…