Lithuania's Economy Ministry has terminated the third competition for the top official of the Tourism Department, a move pledged by Virginijus Sinkevičius of the ruling Farmers and Greens Union before his appointment as economy minister.
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

"Making the performance of Tourism Department more efficient is one of my priorities. Operations of the department represent Lithuania, therefore, it is very important to have a professional institution meeting the highest management standards headed by a competent leader, with financing linked with the results achieved," Sinkevičius said in a press release.

On Monday, he said the competition should be terminated, followed by restructuring of the institution into a public establishment.

He then said that change of the legal form would allow attracting a better leader and cut administrative costs.

The Economy Ministry is in search for a new chief of the Tourism Department after its former leader Justina Kazlauskienė stepped down in February after it turned out that companies presenting Lithuania to foreigners were using photographs having nothing to do with Lithuania.

The third competition involved five candidates. At the beginning of February, the Economy Ministry said the new director would be picked at the beginning of 2018.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Prosecutor charges Paksas of agreeing to take bribe for his party

The public prosecutor in the influence peddling trial of Rolandas Paksas and Gedvydas Vainauskas ,...

I will stand for president election in any case, Paksas says - media

Rolandas Paksas , the former leader of Lithuania's Order and Justice party and now a MEP, say he...

Seimas takes step toward allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas has made another step towards opening the way for Lithuania's impeached former president...

Seimas to decide on overhaul of party subsidies

The Lithuanian parliament plans on Thursday to make a final decision on an overhaul of the model of...

Seimas to debate amendments allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas plans to debate on Thursday draft constitutional amendments that would pave the way for...