Agnė Bilotaitė, conservative MP and chair of the Parliamentary Group For Corruption-Free Lithuania, has turned to Minister of Justice Juozas Bernatonis with a request to provide proposals to address the issue of dealing with corruption in the private sector.
Agnė Bilotaitė
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The Supreme Court has ruled that the current construction of the Criminal Code is inappropriate and its section regulating corruption crimes cannot by applied to individuals as opposed to corporate entities.

"At first glance, the new ruling of the Supreme Court has no major consequences, however, other sections of the Criminal Code do not provide for anti-corruption regulation for private individuals; as a result, corruption in the private sector in Lithuania has remained unpersecuted," says Bilotaitė.

The conservative MP intends to consider the proposals drafted by the Ministry of Justice in the meetings of the Parliamentary Group For Corruption-Free Lithuania and, together with the Ministry, look for the best ways to improve particular legislative acts.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
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...