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Ministries were pressured by business reps, says Lithuanian PM

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Business associations pressurised several ministries and the Employment Service, said Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis commenting on the ongoing lobbying corruption scandal. Lithuania’s anti-corruption agency is investigating suspected illegal lobbying and influence peddling by Valdas Sutkus, the president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LVK), and several other business representatives. Among other things, Sutkus is suspected of organising a smear campaign against the former transport minister. “As to the influence, it…