Lithuania's former anti-corruption chief to join EU advisers' y mission in Moldova

  • 2023-12-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Zydrunas Bartkus, a former director of Lithuania's Special Investigation Service (SIS), said on Friday that he is set to join the European Union High-Level Advisers' Mission in Moldova.

"After the New Year holidays, I will temporarily move to another EU candidate country – Moldova," Bartkus posted on his Facebook account. 

"Working in the European Union High-Level Advisers' Mission, I will have the opportunity to share my experience with Moldova's authorities in charge of preventing money laundering and returning illegally acquired assets, including through corruption, to the state," he wrote.

Bartkus joined the Lithuanian anti-corruption body back in 1999 and served as its director between March 2018 and late March 2023.

In December, the European Council gave the green light to the start of Moldova's accession negotiations with the bloc.