The Chief Official Ethics Commission of Lithuania has expanded its investigation into Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' declaration of interests and will look into whether the prime minister properly declared his wife's interests.
Saulius Skvernelis
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

According to the ethics watchdog, the probe was expended in response to information provided by a journalist.

The investigation will look into whether Skvernelis included all information into his declaration of private interests and indentified all legal entities in whose activity his wife Silvija Skvernelė was engaged over the last three years.

The commission launched the probe against the prime minister in June and is looking into whether the prime minister declared in time the fact that his wife is a shareholder of Swedbank.

The probe should take place three months.

The prime minister said earlier that his wife receive Swedbank shares worth around 7,000 euros as part of a pay package.

The watchdog already ruled earlier that the head of government stated in his declaration of private interests that his wife works for Swedbank, he has a deposit in this bank, received a mortgage from this bank and has an insurance agreement with this bank, which is enough to identify a potential risk of a conflict of interests.

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

Vilnius mayor: government not pulling out of stadium project

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius says Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has assured him...

New chief of defense: I am a realist and don’t dream about things we cannot have

Lithuania's incoming chief of defense , Major General Valdemaras Rupsys , says he will seek to...

Russian oil contamination suspect seeking political asylum in Lithuania

Roman Ruzhechko , a suspect in a Russian oil pipeline contamination probe who was detained in...

10 unreported moments: Grybauskaite's diplomacy behind-the-scenes

With Dalia Grybauskaite having ended her second term as Lithuanian president, here is a look at her...

Most-advanced US fighter jets land in Lithuania for 1st time

The United States' most-advanced fighter jets F-35 landed in Lithuania on Thursday.