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2019.11.08 10:04

Lithuanian deputy finance minister to be Ursula von der Leyen's economy adviser

LRT.lt, BNS2019.11.08 10:04

Lithuania's Deputy Minister of Finance Miglė Tuskienė is tipped to become adviser to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the Finance Ministry has announced on Friday.

Tuskienė will advise the president of the next European Commission on economy.

“I am very glad and proud of the professional achievements and competences of my colleague that have brought benefits for our country and been acknowledged on the highest level,” Lithuania's Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka said in a statement.

Tuskienė, 48, has been deputy finance minister since August 2017. Before that, she had been finance attaché at Lithuania's representation to the European Union.

Tuskienė, 48, has been deputy finance minister since August 2017. Before joining the Finance Ministry, she had been finance attaché at Lithuania's representation to the European Union.

Tuskienė has represented Lithuania at a number of international institutions, including the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the European Stability Mechanism. She is also the chairwoman of the Council of Europe Development Bank's Administrative Council.