All Stories Tagged With Loreta Grauziniene

Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

End of EU speakers’ conference to focus on Ukraine, unemployment, bank supervision 0

BNS EU parliamentary speakers will express strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and condemn Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine at their conference in Vilnius, according to draft conclusions prepared by Lithuania. The document also calls for the EU’s immediate financial assistance to Ukraine. “The draft conclusions …

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Lithuanian Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Parliament Speaker: Putin wants to restore USSR borders 0

BNS Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to annex the Ukrainian territory of Crimea and a speech he gave Wednesday reveal that he hopes to restore former Soviet Union borders, said Lithuanian Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė after a recent trip to Ukraine. She indicated that Lithuania …

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Baltic parliaments speakers condemn Russian aggression in Ukraine 0

BNS Parliamentary speakers of the three Baltic states have condemned the aggression in Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea, urging Russia to revoke the decisions that run counter to the international law. “With great concern we observe the critical situation in Ukraine, where an act …

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Grybauskaitė had Uspaskich in mind when talking about Kremlin’s influence 0

(BNS) Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Monday she had specifically Viktor Uspaskich, founder of the ruling Labour Party, in mind when she talked about the Kremlin’s influence on the party’s leadership. “I was talking about the leaders of the Labour Party, I was talking, …

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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

D. Grybauskaitė: Russia loses face 0

President Dalia Grybauskaitė states that Russia, having begun  military actions in Crimea, does not even think about pulling back and preserving dignity.”Europe needs to save face, not Russia – it is not going to save face.  It no longer has one – it’s only the …

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Loreta Graužinienė | Photo courtesy of the Office of the Seimas

Lithuania may hold referendum on land sale to foreigners on 29 June 0

BNS A referendum on the sale of land to foreigners may be held on 29 June 2014, Lithuania’s Seimas Speaker has said. A draft decision, which would be submitted to the Seimas, would specify this particular date, Loreta Graužinienė told the reporters after a meeting …

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Loreta Graužinienė and Dalia Grybauskaitė | DELFI, Photo by V. Kopūstas

Seimas Speaker demands disclaimer from president over Labour Party statement 0

BNS The Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Loreta Graužinienė, representing the ruling Labour Party, on Wednesday demanded disclaimer from the country’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė following the latter’s claim that the Kremlin has influence on the Labour Party. Otherwise, the party threatens to initiate a special …

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Seimas Speaker won’t comment on PM’s proposal to increase minimum wages to €300 0

BNS The Seimas’ Speaker Loreta Graužinienė says she has not yet heard a proposal from Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius to increase minimum wages to 1,036 litas (EUR 300) from January. However, Graužinienė reiterates that the minimum wage shall be raised to 1,500 litas by the …

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Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Seimas, and Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former President of the Republic of Poland | Photo courtesy of the Office of the Seimas, Photo by Olga Posaškova

Speaker of the Seimas: Polish-Lithuanian relations should be reinforced 0

On 28 February 2014, Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Seimas, met with Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former President of the Republic of Poland, to discuss the bilateral relations between Lithuania and Poland, the Office of the Seimas reported. “Lithuanian–Polish relations need to be good. There is no …

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Dalia Grybauskaitė and Algirdas Butkevičius | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Lithuanian president and PM top Lithuania’s most popular politician list 0

BNS President Dalia Grybauskaitė has regained her position as the most popular politician in Lithuania, while Social Democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has for the first time risen to number one in the approval rating, according to the latest opinion poll released by the daily …

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Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

Seimas Speaker: Amendments on direct mayoral elections must be passed by July 0

BNS Amendments on direct mayoral elections must be adopted by July, says Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė of the Labour Party. “A decision was made that mayors should be elected directly in 2015, therefore, the laws must be adopted by July, and political parties must …

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Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by V. Kopūstas

Seimas Speaker congratulated the newly elected Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 0

On 24 February 2014, Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Seimas, congratulated Oleksandr Turchynov on his election as Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Office of the Seimas has informed. “May I extend my sincere congratulations to you on your election as Chairman of …

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Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Seimas Speaker calls on the Ukrainian authorities to stop violence 0

Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Seimas, has expressed deep condolences to the families of the perished Ukrainians and called on the Ukrainian authorities to immediately end the bloodshed, the Office of the Seimas informs. “By continuing violence against Euromaidan demonstrators, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich is …

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OSCE Representative Dunja Mijatovic | Photo courtesy of orer.eu

OSCE representative welcomes Lithuania’s steps to decriminalise defamation 0

BNS OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic on Monday welcomed proposed amendments to the Lithuanian Criminal Code and Code of Administrative Offences which would decriminalise most defamation offenses. “I welcome the efforts of the authorities to decriminalise defamation. These amendments will have …

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Opinion: The EP election season begins 0

The Lithuania Tribune presents an opinion article by political analyst and the chief editor of ‘Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review’ magazine, Tomas Janeliūnas, in which he contemplates the political issues that may be accentuated during the EP election campaign in Lithuania, as published on www.lrt.lt. Probably …

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Loreta Graužinienė and Algirdas Butkevičius | DELFI.lt

Labour Party’s leader resorts to blackmail 0

The leader of the Labour Party, Loreta Graužinienė, considers the statement made by the Minister of Finance Rimantas Šadžius that the minimum wage in 2015 cannot be upgraded to 1509 litas, unacceptable, says a press release, entitled “If the ruling coalition wants the Euro, in …

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Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Opinion: Loreta Graužinienė hits the wall of Dalia Grybauskaitė’s authority 0

The Lithuania Tribune presents an opinion article by journalist Audrius Bačiulis, in which he argues that project ‘Loreta Graužinienė’ has not proved to be a successful publicity stunt so far, as published on www.veidas.lt. Loreta Graužinienė’s fierce criticism towards Dalia Grybauskaitė has not visibly affected …

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Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė and Labour MP Vytautas Gapšys | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

Seimas Speaker: Labour Party’s ministers are making progress 0

BNS The ministers delegated by the Labour Party and subjected to the party’s criticism are making progress, says Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė of the Labour Party. In an interview on Wednesday, she refused to reveal whether she agrees with the words of the party’s …

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Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Graužinienė: Lithuanian president’s actions feature “autocratic governance methods” 0

BNS Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė says that the actions of President Dalia Grybauskaitė feature “autocratic governance methods”. “I would really want the president to be the president of a democratic country. We have lately been observing the presidential rule featuring or at least aiming …

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Loreta Graužinienė | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

Seimas Speaker: Lithuania needs mechanism for recalling MPs 0

BNS Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė says that the Seimas should stipulate a possibility of recalling an MP. “We will most likely initiate a task force to work out a mechanism for recalling an MP. If voters see that a certain MP does not fulfil …

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