aA
Lithuania's Interior Ministry has called off the competition for chief of the Financial Crimes Investigation Service. Minister Eimutis Misiunas said the step was taken with green light from the government about the need to revise the scheme of appointment and in preparation for restructuring of the institution.
Eimutis Misiūnas
Eimutis Misiūnas
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

The competition involving two applicants was canceled early this week. The competition was announced after expiry of the term of the agency's earlier chief Kestutis Jucevicius before it was clear whether the government would decide to bring changes to the Financial Crime Investigation Service.

Last week, the government decided to propose amendments to have the FNTT chief appointed by the government after proposal from the interior minister without a competition.

Both Misiunas and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis have said that FNTT should be restructured. Merger with the Customs Criminal Service is among the options of restructuring.

Linkevicius: the Holocaust is scar on humanity's face

The genocide of the Jewish people is a scar on Lithuania and the whole humanity's face, Lithuanian...

PM's popularity rating plunges further down (1)

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is losing his ongoing battle with President Gitanas...

Alternative medicine legalized in country

The Seimas of Lithuania legalized alternative medicine in the country after adopting amendments to...

Foreign ministry advised against travel to central China due to coronavirus

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has advised Lithuanian citizens against traveling to China 's central...

Plans to commemorate Baltic Way by naming roads

Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way , which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming...

Top news

Romanov and 12 other people suspected of squandering Ukio Bankas' assets

Vladimir Romanov, Ukio Bankas' former majority shareholder, and 12 other people are suspected of...

Linkevicius: the Holocaust is scar on humanity's face

The genocide of the Jewish people is a scar on Lithuania and the whole humanity's face, Lithuanian...

Fines for some free plastic bags in stores set

The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to establish fines of thousands of euros on retailers...

Lithuanian students invent belt that monitors fetus during pregnancy

A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) BeltaMom has designed a belt for...

Pursuing investment: shrinking production in Germany brought new opportunities for Lithuania

In 2019 47 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects were attracted to Lithuania, including companies...