For aliens – green light to the politics

The Seimas has allowed nationals of European Union (EU) countries, who are permanent residents of Lithuania, to be members of political parties registered in Lithuania. However, they will not be able to establish parties. In addition, a requirement was included that they not be members of parties or political organisations of other countries. These amendments to the Law on Political Parties were adopted by majority vote of the members of the Seimas. If President Dalia Grybauskaitė signs the law, the amendments will come into force as of next year. Read more at