On December 9 nine persons comprising national, regional and internet media representatives and TV and radio program presenters were given out the prizes in the contest „Media Against Corruption“ – the statuettes of pens symbolising a laureate acuity of mind, attitude and writing. This was the 2nd edition of the contest organised by the Special Investigation Service (STT), the Lithuanian Journalists Union (LŽS) and the National Association of Journalists Creators (NŽKA).
There could be less corruption in Lithuania if its population were better aware of their rights and were defending them. Such presupposition is made by the STT officers combating corruption in our country.
The Special Investigation Service (STT) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) finished the first stage of the specialist exchange. In summer, intelligence agents from Lithuania underwent training in the FBI Training Center, Texas, the US, and, in September, a FBI analyst worked in Lithuania for two weeks.
The International Conference on Asset Recovery to Combat Crime - European Trends was held at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as “the Seimas”) on 7 October. The conference funded by the European Union was organized by the Special Investigation Service (hereinafter referred to as “the STT”) along with the Office of the Seimas and the Seimas Anticorruption Commission.