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Deputy director of the Lithuanian National Land Service, former minister Gintaras Jonas Furmanavičius, was detained by law enforcement officers on Wednesday. The Special Investigation Service says he is suspected of influence trading.

the Lithuania Tribune, LRT

With a slow but steady rise in their poll ratings, the Peasant and Greens Union have been seen by analysts as a rising star in Lithuania's politics even before it snatched one of the most sought-after political newcomers, unaffiliated Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

the Lithuania Tribune

The law on political campaign financing, adopted in 2011, bans politicians from accepting donations from corporate entities, although they can still accept support from individuals. However, politicians can bypass the rules and campaign through charity funds, Lietuvos Žinios reports.

the Lithuania Tribune, LRT

Most Lithuanian members of the European Parliament are not planning to run for seats in the national parliament, Seimas, this October. Many are likely to have been deterred by new electoral rules which would automatically deprive elected MPs of their seats in the EP.