The Lithuanian State Security Department has said that last year it had 874 Lithuanian nationals and 1,040 foreign nationals under surveillance.
A spy
© Shutterstock

These people were subjected to court-authorized measures, mostly recording of information transmitted via electronic communications networks, the intelligence agency said in its 2016 performance report.

Compared with 2015, the number of Lithuanians under surveillance declined, from 1,017 persons, while that of foreigners increased, from 904 persons.

The State Security Department also had 34 legal entities on its radar in 2016.

The department last year recommended against issuing or renewing residence permits to 116 people, against allowing entry or issue visas to 418 and against granting citizenship to 15 people. It issued three negative conclusions as to the accreditation of diplomatic personnel and individuals.

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...