After the Lithuanian parliament's opposition groups agreed to initiate interpellation proceedings against Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, the minister has pledged to provide all answers, as required by the procedures.
Aurelijus Veryga
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"The Seimas opposition is entitled to initiating interpellation against any minister, and it is exercising the right. Minister Veryga will answer all interpellation questions as soon as he receives them. In such cases, the questions should be submitted in accordance to the set proceedings, therefore, the answers will be given in accordance to the necessary procedures," the ministry said in a comment to BNS.

BNS was unable to reach Veryga on Monday.

The Lithuanian parliament's opposition groups on Monday decided to initiate interpellation proceedings against Health minister Aurelijus Veryga delegated by the ruling Farmers and Greens Union.

"We had a meeting today and decided to start drafting questions – submitting questions is the first step for interpellation. Today we will try finalizing the questions among opposition groups," Gabrielius Landsbergis, elder of the opposition group of Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives), told BNS on Monday.

In his words, the preliminary plan is to ask the minister about the situation surrounding prescription medication, as well as about the decision not to raise doctor wages from Jan. 1, hiring of persons of political confidence and pressure upon top executives of institutions subordinate to the Health Ministry to resign.

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

US court dismisses ex-Lithuanian judge's extradition appeal

A US court has dismissed an extradition appeal by Neringa Venckiene , a former Lithuanian judge and...

Survey: President tops popularity rating

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda tops the popularity rating in the country, according to the...

Lithuania joins group of countries condemning Beijing's treatment of Uighurs

Lithuania has joined a group of countries condemning China 's treatment of the Uighur ethnic...

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...