More than half of Lithuanian MPs publish info on their meetings - Transparency International
Seventy-five members of the 141-seat Seimas made public information about their meetings with interest groups and registered lobbyists during the Lithuanian parliament's past spring session, up from 45 who did so a year earlier, Transparency International Lithuania said on Wednesday.
The anti-corruption watchdog analyzed parliamentarians' official calendars, personal websites and announcements on Manosusitikimai.lt.
The total number of publicly declared meetings rose to 676 this year, up from 475 in the spring of 2017.
Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius tops the spring 2018 list with 65 meetings, followed by Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis with 44, Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, with 38, and Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga and Liberal MP Simonas Gentvilas with 29 each.