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.
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.
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 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.