Jovitas Raškevičius, of the Special Investigation Service STT Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune (2)

Is Lithuania doing enough to fight corruption?

Corruption has been habitually singled out as one of the major afflictions slowing down Lithuania’s development, a problem put down to the country’s Soviet legacy as well as frailty of its young institutions. Jovitas Raškevičius, of the Special Investigation Service (STT), notes that the effort Lithuania has put into fighting corruption is bearing fruit, while Liudas Jurkonis, of EY’s fraud investigation and dispute services, highlights that business companies need to invest more into their own internal control systems. […]

Šarūnas Birutis

Labor Party may change name to dissociate itself from law-enforcement probes

The Lithuanian Labor Party may change its name after law-enforcement officials have formally brought suspicions against it in a corruption case. […]

Kaunas Technical University

Higher education reform at the finishing stretch – what will follow?

When asked whether the higher education reform will provide universities with the opportunity to negotiate mergers among themselves or whether there will be certain restrictions to abide by, one of the authors of the reform […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Seimas lacks political will to fight corruption – president

Lithuania’s new parliament of the 2016-2020 term also lacks will to fight corruption, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said after the parliament on Tuesday overruled her veto on internal deals in municipalities. This was the first presidential veto rejected by the new parliament. […]

Antanas Guoga

MEP Guoga: a chance for the new Government to clean up

It seems that the new Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is very determined to fight against corruption in his term. On the last day of 2016, the whole Ministers Cabinet was presented with the so-called ‘’Lithuanian corruption map 2016’’ which is based on surveys of Lithuanian society, business and civil servants. On Monday, the Prime Minister met with the head of the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania to discuss strengthening measures to fight against corruption, and so on. Promising beginnings! […]

Antanas Guoga
European Union