New spy chief appointed in Lithuania

  • 2010-03-23
  • Oskars Magone

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has officially nominated a new head for the country's national intelligence service.

Gediminas Grina, a military intelligence officer, has gained the approval of the president but will still have to survive a parliamentary vote before he can begin his duties. He is expected to gain the support of parliament as well.

The former head of the VSD, Povilas Malakauskas, stepped down on 14 December 2009 amid the CIA prisons scandal.