OECD experts evaluates Lithuania’s preparation to become a member of this organization
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD) Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (Working Group) started Lithuania’s Phase 2 evaluation in Vilnius, in July 2017.
OECD: Lithuania has developed appropriate legal framework for combating international corruption
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD) Working Group on Bribery positively evaluated Lithuania's implementation, legal reforms and application of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. In Phase 1 report on implementing the OECD Anti-bribery convention in Lithuania, the Working Group recognises recent legislative reforms and considers that Lithuania’s legislation largely conforms to the standards of the Convention.
Share experience with Moldova in Twinning project
The consortium between Lithuania (Lead MS), Romania (Junior partner) and Finland (Junior partner) will implement the European Union Twinning Project “Support to the strengthening of the operational capacities of the Law Enforcement Agencies of the Republic of Moldova in the field of investigation of criminal acts of corruption”.
Business representatives focus on anti-corruption environment creation
The discussion "Why it is necessary to generate an environment of integrity in business?" – probably the most important awareness – raising event out of five planned this year – was held in Vilnius on 23 of May 2017.
Institutions Cooperate to Reveal Bribery of Foreign Public Officials
Seven institutions: the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania, Financial crime investigation service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, State Tax Inspectorate Under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Customs Department under Ministry of Finance, Police Department under the Ministry of Interior and Public Procurement office have signed an Agreement for Cooperation to Reveal Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in Cases of International Business Transactions.
A meeting with delegates from Guatemala
On the 30th of March 2017, delegates from Guatemala – ambassador of Guatemala to Lithuania, Mr. Francisco Roberto Gross Hernández-Kramer, member of the Congress Guatemala, Mr. Dr. Julio Francisco Lainfiesta Rímola, and candidate from Lithuania to Honorary Consul to Guatemala, Ms. Roxana Michelle Prieto Andrade visited Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania.