Chief prosecutor off to Brussels to explain about Paksas case
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Lithuania's Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis plans to attend a meeting of the European Parliament's (EP) Committee on Legal Affairs to explain the reasons behind the request to lift the legal immunity of the Order and Justice party's former leader Rolandas Paksas in a corruption case.
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Monday received an invitation from the European Parliament to come and explain why Lithuania's law-enforcement is asking the EU legislature to strip MEP Rolandas Paksas, a former leader of the Order and Justice Party, of his immunity.
The conclusions of Lithuania's earlier parliament "on restoration of civil and political rights of President Rolandas Paksas" run counter to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday.
In an unconventional effort to convince EU officials that Belarus' nuclear power plant is a safety hazard, the Lithuanian government has arranged a hot-air balloon ride for the bloc's energy commissioner to show him how close the construction site is to the Lithuanian capital.
Lithuania has been too slow to absorb EU aid for the 2014-2020 financing period, which may decelerate economic and wage growth and result in losing a part of European support, the Finance Ministry has warned.