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Published: 7 november 2019 17:18

Birutė Davidonytė: What should be known about the Orlen scandal

2013 m. „ORLEN Lietuva Classic Rally“ akimirka
(Algirdo Venskaus nuotr.) / ORLEN Lietuva

On Tuesday, Vice Minister of Energy Egidijus Purlys stated at the 15min studio that Orlen Lietuva will have to return its 12 million euro debt to the state by the middle of next year. Let’s hope this will happen. At this occasion, I would like to highlight some thoughts I have seen, read or heard of on our 15min investigation over the past few days.

The 15min investigation revolved around a hidden political process, during which, after secret meetings with Poland’s most influential politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ cabinet passed beneficial decisions for the Polish oil conglomerate Orlen Lietuva, after which the same conglomerate sponsored basketball clubs owned by businessmen present in the PM’s circle.

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