One in 3 Lithuanian MPS publish info on their meetings – Transparency International

Transparency International
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According to the anti-corruption non-governmental organization, lawmakers of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the opposition Liberal Movement had the most declared meetings.

Liberal MP Simonas Gentvilas tops the list with 48 meetings, followed by the LFGU’s MPs Bronius Markauskas with 41, Aurelijus Veryga with 36, Viktoras Pranckietis with 35 and Virginija Vingrienė with 30 meetings.

Forty-five members of the 141-strong Seimas declared at least one meeting with interest groups, mostly with business associations and business people and representatives of non-governmental organizations, trade unions and art, science and religious communities.

Three lawmakers — the LFGU’s Tomas Tomilinas, Liberal Simonas Gentvilas and non-attached MP Aušra Maldeikienė — declared their meetings with registered lobbyists.

Lawmakers of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Alliance publish no information about their agendas.

The anti-corruption watchdog analyzed records about meetings with interest groups between Mar. 10 and Aug. 16 available on lawmakers’ official calendars and personal websites

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