The Special Investigation Service (STT) established a new telephone hotline. Persons calling a 24-hour hotline in Vilnius (8 5) 266 3333 will be able to anonymously report possible cases of bribery.
The Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as the “STT”) once again encourages dwellers of large cities not to remain indifferent and report possible cases of corruption.
Lithuanian citizens give a bribe consciously in nine out of ten cases. Just a small number of residents become victims of corruption due to ignorance of the fact that their certain behaviour is considered corrupt, state officials of the Special Investigation Service (STT).
Lithuanian and foreign experience shows that municipal staff are probably the most strongly inclined to get involved in corruption. Residents believe that activities of local government are often not transparent, the public are improperly made aware of decision-making and delays in it, and public servants are suspected of seeking personal benefit from allocation of government funds and from supervision of municipal management.