2020.01.09 12:00

Lithuanian vice minister declines position in von der Leyen's team

BNS 2020.01.09 12:00

Lithuanian Vice Minister of Finance Miglė Tuskienė has declined a job as economic adviser to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, according to a report by

“I received the invitation, but did not join [von der Leyen's team] due to personal circumstances,” the Tuskienė told, but did not elaborate on the reasons.

The Lithuanian Finance Ministry said last November that Tuskienė had been invited to be part of von der Leyen's team as an adviser on economic issues.

Tuskienė, 48, has served as vice-minister of finance since August 2017. Previously, she held the post of financial counsellor at Lithuania's Permanent Representation to the EU.

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