Continuing pre-trial investigation on the Public establishment „,National Blood Center“, alleged foreign bribery is being investigated
Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania (STT), continues the pre-trial investigation on corruption offenses at the „National Blood Center“ and is investigating alledged bribery of foreign officials. In order to collect information relevant for the investigation, acts of investigative measures were conducted last week in Latvia.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between The Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom
Yesterday, in London (United Kingdom), Žydrūnas Bartkus, Director of the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania and Mark Thompson, Director of the Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom (SFO) signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and assist cooperation and coordination between two institutions.
Corruption convictions in international bribery case
Klaipėda Regional Court has issued a decision in foreign bribery case and found guilty two persons: former Director of infrastructure of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority G. Z. and Latvian citizen G. K., a former Latvian construction company's board Chairman.
The OECD Working Group on bribery gives a green light to Lithuania to join the organization
Yesterday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (Working Group) officially assessed Lithuania as ready to become a member of the OECD and adopted a formal opinion forwarded to the OECD Committee of Ministers. This is the eighteen positive and one of the hardest-to-do favourable conclusion that Lithuania needs to get to become a member of the OECD.
The case of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant was submitted to the court
Three senior management of the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) and representatives from several companies soon will be send to the court. The criminal case was submitted to the court for the criminal offenses related to the corruption in the INPP.
Lithuania has made significant legislative reforms to fight foreign bribery
Lithuania has taken significant steps to strengthen its legislative framework to combat foreign bribery. Yet further efforts are needed to ensure effective enforcement of anti-bribery laws with regard to corporate liability and imposing sanctions for foreign bribery, including confiscation, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
The closing event for business was held in Kaunas
On 16 of November business representatives of Kaunas region participated in the discussion – "Why is it worth building a corruption-resistant environment in business?". It was the fifth (final) discussion of this kind organized in Lithuanian cities, during which the Anti-Corruption Guide for Business (AVV), prepared by public and private sector representatives together with the Special Investigation Service (STT), was presented.