New prosecutor candidate fits bill

D. Valys
D. Valys
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The Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs Wednesday unanimously approved President Dalia Grybauskaite's selected candidate for the Prosecutor General's position, although some MPs made no secret of their skepticism over Darius Valys's competence to manage such a large system, given his young age and limited experience.

The group said he was a good candidate, but his choice of deputies was yet unclear.

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"It is too early to talk about names. Still I did not talk to people, but I'm just thinking about it. I need to take into account their expertise, dedication to service, experience, certainly not to look on what prosecutors group they belong to," Valys said.

Valys said that his main targets are to open the building of the General Prosecutor to the public and reform parts of the investigation system.

The Seimas still needs to approve him before he would actually start work as the Prosecutor General.

Valys, 37, is a graduate of Vilnius University Law Faculty. In Akmene he led the prosecution since December 2001.