Evaldas Pašilis

Lithuania’s new prosecutor general wants prosecutors to be shielded from too much public pressure

Evaldas Pašilis, a judge from Ukmergė, has been appointed prosecutor general six months after his predecessor left the office. He says that one of the keys to making the system do a better job is providing more security to people working in it. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė (left), Loreta Graužinienė

Lithuanian parliament speaker: President accused MPs of falling under criminal influence

President Dalia Grybauskaitė has accused the parliament of being influenced by interest groups when it voted down two candidates proposed for the post of prosecutor general. Parliament Speaker Loreta Graužinienė says there will not be another vote until all suspicions are cleared. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Parliament wants to undermine independence of prosecutor general, Lithuanian president says

On Friday Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with legal experts to discuss how to ensure transparent and effective work of the Prosecutor General‘s Office. Experts have noted that independence of the prosecutor general has been established in the Constitution. However, there have been repeated attempts to make the institution into a tool for politicians which is diminishing confidence in the state, the president believes. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

President says Lithuanian parliament should vote on prosecutor general candidate openly

After the Lithuanian parliament rejected two nominees for the post of prosecutor general, President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that MPs should vote on such nominations openly rather than in a secret ballot, as is currently the case. […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Lithuanian wants Mikhail Gorbachev’s role in January 1991 aggression investigated

Robertas Povilaitis who lost his father during the Soviet aggression in Vilnius on January 13, 1991, has turned to the Lithuanian Prosecutor General‘s Office, calling for a more active investigation of the liability of the Soviet Union’s then leader Mikhail Gorbachev. […]