After the Lithuanian parliament's opposition groups agreed to initiate interpellation proceedings against Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, the minister has pledged to provide all answers, as required by the procedures.
Aurelijus Veryga
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"The Seimas opposition is entitled to initiating interpellation against any minister, and it is exercising the right. Minister Veryga will answer all interpellation questions as soon as he receives them. In such cases, the questions should be submitted in accordance to the set proceedings, therefore, the answers will be given in accordance to the necessary procedures," the ministry said in a comment to BNS.

BNS was unable to reach Veryga on Monday.

The Lithuanian parliament's opposition groups on Monday decided to initiate interpellation proceedings against Health minister Aurelijus Veryga delegated by the ruling Farmers and Greens Union.

"We had a meeting today and decided to start drafting questions – submitting questions is the first step for interpellation. Today we will try finalizing the questions among opposition groups," Gabrielius Landsbergis, elder of the opposition group of Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives), told BNS on Monday.

In his words, the preliminary plan is to ask the minister about the situation surrounding prescription medication, as well as about the decision not to raise doctor wages from Jan. 1, hiring of persons of political confidence and pressure upon top executives of institutions subordinate to the Health Ministry to resign.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Prosecutor charges Paksas of agreeing to take bribe for his party

The public prosecutor in the influence peddling trial of Rolandas Paksas and Gedvydas Vainauskas ,...

I will stand for president election in any case, Paksas says - media

Rolandas Paksas , the former leader of Lithuania's Order and Justice party and now a MEP, say he...

Seimas takes step toward allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas has made another step towards opening the way for Lithuania's impeached former president...

Seimas to decide on overhaul of party subsidies

The Lithuanian parliament plans on Thursday to make a final decision on an overhaul of the model of...

Seimas to debate amendments allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas plans to debate on Thursday draft constitutional amendments that would pave the way for...