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The public declaration should reveal the cases when the doctors directing the patients to private institutions26.02.2014
While striving to eliminate the bribes and the shadow economy in the healthcare institutions in Lithuania, the Ministry of Health suggested the amendments to the Law on the adjustment of public and private interests in the civil service aimed at charging doctors, dentists and pharmacists with the duty to declare private interests, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Respublika.
Keyword tags: Corruption, Legislation, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Medicine, Shadow economy
The Special Investigation Service (STT) believes that the level of corruption perceived by Lithuanians does not correspond to the real situation in the country, while the Anti-Corruption Report of the European Commission actually reflects the opinion of residents, informs LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania's Minister of Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis would like to charge the doctors working in the state's health institutions with the duty to declare the private interest; however, the minister faces the great resistance, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos rytas.
From 2002 to 2010, the consumption of illegal pure alcohol per capita in Lithuania (among people over 15) stood at under one litre of pure alcohol (in 2010 – 0.8 litre; in 2009 – 0.63 litre; in 2008 – 0.84 litre and in 2007 – 0.79 litre), informs LETA/ELTA.
President of Lithuanian carriers association Linava Algimantas Kondrusevicius calls on the Lithuanian Government to think twice before introducing restrictions on admission of fuel contained in the standard tanks of commercial motor vehicles, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Wednesday, Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, the Ministry of Finance, the Lithuanian Customs and the State Tax Inspectorate (VMI) discussed the issues related to the tax administration and the shadow economy, informs LETA/ELTA.
Corruption is a great challenge affecting all EU member states. Recently published – the first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report – shows that 76% of Europeans think that corruption is widespread and 56% – that the level of corruption increased over the past 3 years. Corruption costs the European economy around €120 billion per year.