Posts tagged as Viktoras Pranckietis

Lithuanian Seimas speaker urged to step down after throwing his lot with opposition party

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Lithuania’s Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis should step down from the position, since it should be occupied by someone representing the ruling party, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has said. Pranckietis announced on Tuesday that he would be running for parliament in October’s elections with the opposition Liberal Movement party. “I believe the political tradition […] would require that he step down,” the prime minister told reporters on Tuesday. Pranckietis gave up…

Lithuanian president to visit Auschwitz after skipping Jerusalem in solidarity with Poland

Monday, January 27, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis are on Monday going to Auschwitz death camp in Poland. In solidarity with his Polish counterpart, Lithuanian president chose to go to Auschwitz instead of attending the Yod Vashem event in Jerusalem. Polish President Andrzej Duda rejected the invitation to come to Jerusalem as he was denied the right to speak, contrary to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Duda later…

Lithuanian parlt speaker backs probe into Russia’s influence on Lithuanian politicians

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, backs a parliamentary investigation into Russia’s influence on the Lithuanian political system and individual politicians. “Discussions at the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense (CNSD) on the need to investigate Russia’s influence on our political system and individual politicians are supported and, therefore, must be implemented,” he said in a statement on Thursday. According to the speaker, a competitive parliamentary investigation will help…

Lithuanian parlt speaker faces no-confidence vote after his party approves coalition deal

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, faces a no-confidence vote in the parliament to remove him from office after the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) has approved a new coalition agreement. In an open ballot vote on Monday evening, the LFGU council supported the agreement with 68 votes in favor, one against and seven abstentions, Ramunas Karbauskis, the party’s leader, told reporters in Kaunas. “We can say this…

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas to discuss security issues at tripartite assembly in Ukraine

Friday, June 7, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis and his Ukrainian and Polish counterparts will open the 10th session of the tripartite parliamentary assembly in Ukraine on Friday. This year, the session’s participants will focus on expanding cooperation in the area of security and democracy, the Lithuanian Seimas’ press service said. Established in May, 2005 in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk, the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine will hold…