Vytautas Gapšys of the Lithuanian Labour Party is resigning as member of the Seimas.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Vytautas Gapšys
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Gapšys announced his decision to quit as lawmaker during Monday's meeting of the Labour Party's council.

However, Gapšys will continue to be the deputy chairman of the party and the head of the labour Party‘s election headquarters.

Gapšys is suspected of taking a €25,000 bribe from the business group MG Baltic and the Prosecutor General's Office has asked the parliament to lift his legal immunity that shields him from criminal prosecution.

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

Baltic countries and US agrees on cooperation format for energy security

President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with the Presidents of Latvia and Estonia met with the U.S....

Lithuanian experts: Zelensky calls snap election to avoid "sticks in his wheels"

Ukraine 's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called a snap parliamentary election to give...

Early voting in presidential runoff, EP election starts

Early voting in the presidential runoff and the European Parliament election started in Lithuania...

Prosecutors: Ambassador to Russia might have committed official misconduct

Lithuanian prosecutors have changed the status of the country's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus...

Police launches probe into journalist Cerniauskas' actions

Lithuania's police has launched a pre-trial investigation into the actions of journalist Sarunas...