"This will be a short political season, therefore, it is most important to preserve stability and avoid mistakes. If you use the last several months of your tenure to complete the tasks you have started, Lithuania will remember you as the anti-crisis parliament that prevented the country from economic collapse," Grybauskaitė said in a congratulatory message on the occasion of the start of the parliament's fall session.
She has also noted that, regardless of the large number of political parties represented in the 2008-2012 parliament, the Seimas has "repeatedly demonstrated its ability to agree and concentrate whenever Lithuania and its people needed resolute decisions."
"Together with the Seimas, we worked out new tools to fight corruption, launched historic reforms in the energy sector, initiated improvement of operations of courts and law-enforcement institutions, worked to increase the transparency of public procurement, and survived the wave of downturn," Grybauskaitė said in the letter that was read by Parliamentary Speaker Irena Degutienė.
Degutienė also wished Seimas members concentration.
"I wish you the concentration from the very first days. The concentration, which allowed our Olympic athletes to achieve the best results in the 22 years of independence at the London Olympics. Let's learn from our athletes and, in sign of gratitude for the example they set, enter the election with honor," she said.
The Lithuanian parliament opened the fall session on Monday. It is the last one for the 2008-2012 parliament.
The draft plan for the fall session includes more than 260 bills.
Under the meeting schedule approbed by the Seimas board, the parliament should assemble in 31 plenaries.
The Seimas will work until members of the new parliament take their oaths. The election is scheduled for 14 October.