The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs has postponed discussion on Lithuanian prosecutors' request to lift the legal immunity of MEP Rolandas Paksas until its next meeting in late June.
Rolandas Paksas
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The European Parliament's press service informed BNS on Monday that the committee would likely address this issue on Jun. 19 or 20.

Lithuanian prosecutors in the spring of 2016 asked the European Parliament to strip Paksas of his immunity so that they could bring suspicions of influence peddling against the former leader of the Order and Justice Party.

They suspect that Gedvydas Vainauskas, CEO of the media group Lietuvos Rytas, offered a 10,000-euro bribe to Paksas for pressuring construction inspectors to authorize the opening of a new Norfa retail store in Prienai, a town in southern Lithuania.

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