Agriculture minister under scrutiny for awarding contracts to party-linked companies
Monday, February 8, 2016
Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė might have to explain herself to official ethics watchdogs after it has emerged that the ministry's food for poor programme awarded a government contract to a company linked to the minister's party colleague Viktor Uspaskich.
The head of the Agricultural and Food Market Regulation Agency (ŽŪMPRRA) has handed in her resignation after media reports revealed the agency knowingly overpaid for products in a food for poor programme.
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