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

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. […]

Crime and punishment
Politics

Seimas to discuss president’s bid to raise fines for crimes

Lithuania’s parliament will consider the proposal to raise fines for offenses and link the sizes of the fines with the size of the damage, gains by offenders or the size of bribes in criminal investigations. […]

Corruption
Politics

President calls for enhanced counter-corruption efforts

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė has criticized the country’s ruling politicians for insufficient efforts against corruption, stating that mechanisms to protect those reporting corruption were not yet in place. […]

Daivis Zabulionis
Politics

Road Administration’s top exec sacked amid corruption suspicions

Daivis Zabulionis, deputy director of the Lithuanian Road Administration, has been sacked after nearly a year in office amid corruption suspicions. […]

Antanas Guoga
Opinion

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! […]

Eligijus Masiulis
Politics

Loan or repayment ‘most frequent defence in corruption trials’ – investigator on Masiulis’ case

A loan or repayment of loans is the most frequent defence in corruption crimes, says Saulius Urbanavičius, the head of Lithuania’s Special Investigation Service conducting probes of political corruption. […]