aA
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis is asking the parliament to strip MP Gintaras Steponavičius of his immunity from criminal prosecution.
Gintaras Steponavičius
Gintaras Steponavičius
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Prosecutors say that they have sufficient grounds to believe that the member of the Seimas has in the past voted in favor of legislation benefiting the interests of MG Baltic, one of Lithuania's biggest business groups.

In his request to the Seimas, the prosecutor general says that such actions by the lawmaker constitute an abuse of his constitutional powers, a breach of his oath and violations of the Seimas Statute, the law on Political Parties and the Code of Conduct for State Politicians.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, material collected as part of a pre-trial investigation indicates that Steponavičius, who was deputy head of the Liberal Movement's political group in the Seimas during the 2012-2016 tenure, maintained personal contacts with "the head of a business concern" and held talks on funds that were used to illegally finance his political party and Gintaras Steponavičius' Support Foundation, as well as his parliamentary election campaign.

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Sinkevicius: it is the deal which leaves nobody behind

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the...

Minister calls for better protection of EU citizens from political prosecution

Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius has called on the European Union to improve its...

Poderys leaves ruling political group in Seimas

Lithuanian MP Virgilijus Poderys has left the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union 's...

Top news

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Minister calls for better protection of EU citizens from political prosecution

Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius has called on the European Union to improve its...

Debates started to get a grip on environmental polluters

The of Lithuanian Seimas during its extraordinary session on Thursday started deliberating a package...

Poderys leaves ruling political group in Seimas

Lithuanian MP Virgilijus Poderys has left the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union 's...

Kaunas invites to celebrate Day of the Republic of India

The holiday is linked with the adoption of India 's constitution on 26 January 1950, visit.kaunas.lt...