Last week, Lithuania adopted a law on MAP (Medically Assisted Procreation) (see. Lithuania adopts MAP framework). On Monday, President Dalia Grybauskaite, opposed her veto on this law which she deems to be too strict. She stated that “this law ignores modern medical procedures” and therefore “prevents sterile couples from having access to modern treatment methods”. She also justified her comments by explaining that, “only two other EU States, namely Ireland and Malta”, applied such provisions.
However, according to the Constitution, “the Presidential veto can be rejected by a single majority vote of the 141 MPs”.