Tax Inspectorate releases asset declarations of Lithuania’s top politicians

Dalia Grybauskaitė
DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

The State Tax Inspectorate published asset declarations of Lithuania’s top politicians and public servants last Friday.

President Grybauskaitė owns €124,000-worth of real estate, art and jewellery valued at €10,000 and €368,000 invested into bonds. The president’s savings total €307,000.

Last year, the president’s declared assets totalled €761,000.

Meanwhile the family of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius owns wealth valued at almost €249,000, up €16,000 from the previous year.

The Butkevičius family owns real estate worth €163,000, art and jewellery worth €4,000 and €81,000 in savings. Butkevičius’ liabilities include a loan which has diminished from €50,000 last year to €33,000 now.

Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė and her family have declared assets worth €115,000.

Culture Minister Šarūnas Birutis remains the richest member of the cabinet. His declared assets total €1.59 million.

Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis is worth over €329,000, according to his asset declaration.

The “poorest” member of the cabinet is the Minister of Economy Rimantas Šadžius, who has recently left the post to take up a position at the European Court of Auditors. His declared assets stand at €64,000.

Ramūnas Karbauskis, leader of the Peasant and Greens Union, is the wealthiest among the leaders of Lithuanian political parties.

Karbauskis declared over €11.5 million in assets, including €9.28 million worth of shares and other securities, €2.05 million worth of real estate and land, and over €100,000 in savings. His wife stated that she had no assets.

Gabrielius Landsbergis, leader of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and his wife listed their assets and savings as totalling €556,000.

Valentinas Mazuronis, leader of the Labour Party, is in third position with his and his spouse’s assets at €478,000 euros, followed closely by Rolandas Paksas, leader of the Order and Justice Party, with €476,000.

Further down the list are Social Democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius with nearly €249,000, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius, the new leader of the Liberal Movement, with €230,000, and Valdemar Tomaševski, leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, with €361,000.

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