The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes: more…

June 17, 2017

Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections 2016 – First Round


It took more than 24 hours for the Central Electoral Commission to count the votes and declare the winner. Right before midnight on October 10th it became ultimately clear that the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (HU-LCD) received 1441 votes more than the Peasant and Greens Union and won the first round of the parliamentary elections of 2016. HU-LCD has already won 21 parliamentary seats after the first round, two seats more than the Peasants and Greens Union. more…

Elisabeth Bauer, Augustina Zamuškevičiūtė | Country Reports | October 20, 2016

Parliamentary Elections in Lithuania, October 2016

With no party expected to win by a clear margin, Lithuania eagerly awaits the outcome of the parliamentary election

The current ruling centre-left coalition, shaken by corruption allegations, is seeking re-election in the upcoming voting. Latest election polls show that the leading party, the Social Democrats, is still in the pole position in spite of a gradual decline of the ratings. The Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union, which did not pass the 5% threshold in 2012, could become a major player as it firmly sits in second place. The rising support for the Peasant and Greens Union opens up new opportunities for coalition building. more…

Elisabeth Bauer, Linas Kojala, Augustina Zamuškevičiūtė | Country Reports | October 4, 2016

Pokalbis su Konrado Adenauerio fondo pirmininku Hans-Gert Pöttering apie migracijos politiką

Vokietija žingsnis po žingsnio švelnina poziciją migracijos klausimu, bet siekia bendros europinės prieglobsčio ir imigracijos politikos more…

March 17, 2016

Lithuania in Focus

History, Corruption and Coming Elections

In October 2016 national elections will take place in Lithuania. In this report, we focus on the current state of politics and the topics dominating the public debate in early 2016. more…

Elisabeth Bauer, Linas Kojala | Country Reports | March 11, 2016