aA
The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday gave its initial backing to an amendment to the country's Penal Code, detailing the president's right to pardon persons convicted for spying.
Amendment on spy swap pushes its way through parliament

73 MPs voted in favor of it, and 17 abstained. The bill needs one more vote to become a law. The next sitting is scheduled for Nov 7.

Sources told BNS Lithuania the bill was related to the planned Lithuania-Russian-Norwegian exchange of persons serving prison terms.

Dainius Gaizauskas, chairman for the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense, who is behind the initiative, says the law needs to clearly define the president's right to pardon when it has to do with an agreement of two countries.

But some legal experts say such an amendment is excessive as the law already now allows the president to pardon a convict.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Plans to commemorate Baltic Way by naming roads

Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way , which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming...

Number of barred people up as immigration grows

The number of people barred to enter Lithuania rose last year, and the country's State Border Guard...

Cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began their work

First multinational rotation of the cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began as of...

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Top news

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Number of barred people up as immigration grows

The number of people barred to enter Lithuania rose last year, and the country's State Border Guard...

Some 200 new points of sale of illegal tobacco emerged

204 new points of sale of illegal tobacco emerged in Lithuania, with their number going up by a...

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

No contamination found in Curonian Lagoon fish

Tests have found no contamination in fish from the Curonian Lagoon despite the release of untreated...