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Sports

Lithuanian prosecutors bring corruption suspicions against basketball federation

Lithuanian prosecutors on Tuesday decided to bring suspicions to the Lithuanian Basketball Federation for abuse of powers, fraud and document forgery during EuroBasket 2011. […]

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Politics

Lithuanian president delivers State of the Nation address: The world is not a peaceful place

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė made her annual State of the Nation address at the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Thursday. In her speech, the president mostly focused on national defence, security challenges stemming from Russia‘s aggressive policies, as well as emigration of working-age population. Grybauskaitė also stressed the need to work more on addressing social issues, particularly in childcare institutions. […]

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Politics

Investigators raid Lithuania’s Environment Ministry

Officers of the Special Investigation Service (STT) carried out a search and seizure at Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment on Wednesday. They took computers from the Public Information Project Management Division. […]

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Uncategorized

Putin’s middle class is fleeing to Latvia

Vitaly Mansky, a Russian documentary filmmaker, knows exactly when he decided to establish a bolthole outside the Russian Federation. It was the spring of 2014, and Mansky was in Spain for a film festival, watching news in his hotel room. An anchor at one of the Kremlin-controlled news stations reported that Russia’s parliament had allowed President Vladimir Putin to use the army to protect his compatriots in other countries. In other words, they had legalized the annexation of Crimea and provided support for pro-Russian combatants in Eastern Ukraine. […]

Politics

Lithuania makes progress in corruption prevention, according to GRECO report

In a report published on 11 February, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) acknowledges the comprehensive legal and institutional framework developed by Lithuania to prevent and fight corruption among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. It also stresses that the authorities now need to shift their focus to ensuring that the legal norms are well understood and properly enforced, GRECO said. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: Conflicts of the past year connected by corruption

A retrospective look at the conflicts dominating the headlines in 2014 presents a grim picture of escalating conflict and human suffering. Underneath the headlines is a common thread connecting the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Ukrainian protesters in the Maidan, and the Nigerian families still desperately seeking someone to #BringBackOurGirls. That common thread is corruption, Mary Beth Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, writes on The Mark News. […]