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“.

Prime Minister: several ministers to be replaced in Cabinet reshuffle

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says more than one ministers will be replaced in the...

Pulkauninkas resigns as chief forest officer

Marius Pulkauninkas is set to leave the post of Lithuania's chief forest officer on August 1 after...

Nauseda to discuss future government with ruling parties

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda plans to discuss the government formation with...

Parliament will not consider LRT ad ban bill

Lithuanian lawmakers decided on Tuesday not to consider a proposal to ban all advertising on the...

Nauseda backs Poland in judicial reform dispute with Brussels

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Tuesday said he's against the proposal for the European...