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Ingrida Šimonytė was appointed the Minister of Finance

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2009 07 07

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Vilnius, July 7. Ingrida Šimonytė, former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Finance, officially took over the position of the Minister of Finance today.

President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus appointed I. Šimonytė as the Minister of Finance by his decree on Friday, July 3.

I. Šimonytė is the 15th Minister of Finance since Lithuania regained its independence. She replaced Mr. Algirdas Gediminas Šemeta, who took the position of the EU Commissioner responsible for financial programming and budget from July 1, 2009.