New Minister of the Economy and Innovation Rimantas Sinkevičius takes office

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2020 06 30

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Today, the newly appointed Minister of the Economy and Innovation Rimantas Sinkevičius is taking office following his oath of office at the Seimas.

Rimatas Sinkevičius, 68,  is the Deputy Chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party and coordinator of the political group at the Seimas. He has been working at the Seimas for the fourth term; has chaired the Committee on Economics of the Seimas since December 2017. From 2012 to 2016, Rimantas Sinkevičius was Minister of Transport and Communications.

The post of the Minister of the Economy and Innovation has been vacant since December last year, when former Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius took up the position of the European Commissioner.