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Lithuania's new parliament of the 2016-2020 term also lacks will to fight corruption, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said after the parliament on Tuesday overruled her veto on internal deals in municipalities. This was the first presidential veto rejected by the new parliament.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
Dalia Grybauskaitė
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"The vote did not come as a surprise – clearly, this Seimas is also lacking the political will to fight corruption. By ignoring the recommendations from the Special Investigation Service, the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices, the Competition Service and the Public Procurement Service, as well as the State Audit Office to discard internal deals as one of the most non-transparent form of acquisition, the parliamentarians are leaving an open gap for corruption in municipalities," Grybauskaitė said in a comment communicated to the media by her press service.

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