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8 possible corruption cases revealed in Lithuania’s energy sector

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 26.03.2014.Print version
Yesterday, the Seimas in Lithuania discussed the conclusions presented by the Temporary Commission which analysed the formed Government's activities in the energy sector, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Respublika.

The excessive waste of money for various consultants and the cheating on the customers were revealed. The Commission suggested turning to the Prosecutor General's Office over 8 possible corruption cases.


The Commission presented the conclusions and the recommitments to 20 issues presented to it and asked to prolong the inquiry of the Temporary Commission into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage vessel up to 23 December 2014. Then the storage vessel was to be in Klaipeda and Lithuania was to pay LTL 0,5 million (EUR 0,144 million) every day.


The Commission criticized the decisions to lease out the vessel from the Norway's company instead of buying it. However, not only the conservatives and the liberals but also Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius disagreed with the Commission's opinion about the LNG project. According to them, the shadow casted over this projects promoted the distrust in Lithuania's striving for energy independence.

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