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Corruption risks in Lithuania’s defence sector are relatively low. Recent legislative milestones, such as the 2018 amendment to the Law on Lobbying and 2019 Whistleblowing Law represent opportunities to improve defence governance, as long as they are implemented in a sustained way in the long term. Parliamentary oversight of the sector is strong, although weak controls over procurement processes and continued opacity in tenders mean further efforts are required.
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