Vilius Šapoka, a former director of the Financial Services and Markets Supervision Department at the central Bank of Lithuania, says that he is considering an offer to become the country's next finance minister.
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"Yes, I am considering this. I intend to make up my mind in the near future," he told BNS.

The 37-year-old economist, who left the Bank of Lithuania in late July, said that currently he has no other job offers.

Šapoka was the chairman of the Lithuanian Securities Commission before it was merged with the central bank in early 2012. His previous career included positions in Lietuvos Taupomasis Bankas (Lithuanian Savings Bank; now Swedbank) and the Finance Ministry.

Algirdas Butkevičius, the leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, mentioned Šapoka as a potential candidate for finance minister after his party won the parliamentary elections in the fall of 2012, but the economist said at that time that he was not interested in taking the job.

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