Lithuania is a democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are generally respected. Chronic problems including corruption and socioeconomic inequality often arouse public dissatisfaction with the government, political parties, and other institutions. Women, LGBT+ people, members of the Romany minority, and some other groups experience varying degrees of discrimination and underrepresentation in politics.
Freedom in the World — Lithuania Country Report
Lithuania is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Nations in Transit — Lithuania Country Report
Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Hungary receives a Democracy Percentage of 77 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.
News & Perspectives on Lithuania
In Ukraine and Neighboring Countries, Democracy Activists Are Prepared for a Long Struggle
June 9, 2022
NEW REPORT: Regional Autocrats Exploiting Instability, Expanding Power from Central Europe to Central Asia
April 20, 2022
Belarus: Freedom House Condemns Hijacking of Commercial Plane to Arrest Journalist
May 24, 2021
NEW REPORT: Attacks on Democracy Intensify as Autocracy Spreads in Europe and Eurasia
April 28, 2021
Freedom House Awards 2021 Palmer Prize to Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius
April 1, 2021