The Special Investigation Service (STT) continues European Union (EU) financed Twinning project “Support for the Anti-Corruption Department with the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan” (hereinafter referred to as Twinning project) started in July 2009. More than half of works has been accomplished, the Project is to be completed in the middle of next year.
Over 11 months of 2010, the Special Investigation Service (STT) was investigating 224 pre-trial investigation cases, which is 11 cases more than for the same period of the last year. However, officials identified 447 corruption-related offences, i.e. 17 per cent more than for the same period of the last year (389), and 30 per cent more suspects (268 and 208, respectively) who committed corruption offences, which are most latent and are most difficult to expose and investigate.
On December 9, with the World observing the International Anti-Corruption Day proclaimed by the United Nations, attention is drawn to corruption problem, call for its public intolerance. Throughout the whole week, the Lithuanian youth participate in various events aimed at discussing combat against corruption.
Three officials of the Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (CCCEC) of the Republic of Moldova are to take an internship at the Special Investigation Service (STT) on November 29 – December 3.