Jonas Milius, the head of the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service, said on Monday that the agency was among the best agencies of this type in Europe.
Jonas Milius
© DELFI

He stated he would not step down amid the suspicions of abuse of office, noting that such a step would mean admission of guilt on his part.

"If you find a better food and veterinary service in the European Union that would work the way we do, I would be very happy. Is there another food and veterinary service in the European Union that wins all tenders, enjoys international recognition, is ahead of Italy, Germany, France, if you can give me an example, I will be very happy," Milius told journalists on Monday.

"When you tell me what I should resign for (…), I will, if the accusations are grounded," said the director of the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service.

For the last month, Milius has been under pressure from the prime minister and the president to resign after suspicions emerged that the State Food and Veterinary Service may have given preferential treatment to a food company, linked to the family of one member of parliament, and ignored reports of bacteria allegedly discovered in its products.

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

Court finds two people guilty of spying for Russia

A Lithuanian court has found two persons guilty of spying for Russia and issued them prison...

Coalition negotiators complete talks but fail to agree on child benefit

Representatives of four parties in Lithuania, holding negotiations on a future ruling coalition ,...

Fake news on military exercise published after several websites were hacked

Fake news on the ongoing military exercise in Lithuania was published on Wednesday when several news...

Remains of last partisan discovered in Vilnius

The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubunas , Lithuania's last partisan who was killed with a gun in...

Government backs EU plan to ensure net-zero emissions by 2050

Lithuania's government on Wednesday decided to join an initiative by other European countries to set a...