Competition to find Competition Council head fails to find a suitable candidate

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The government competition to find a new head for the Competition Council (Konkurences padome) has failed to find a suitable candidate, the LETA newswire reported May 15.

A tender was announced on April 1. The tender commission shortlisted four out of 12 candidates for the second stage of the tender.

The tender commission assessed motivation of the applicants and their vision about priorities of the Competition Council, as well as their overall performance, answering questions. However, their performance appears not to have been impressive enough as the commission decided not to nominate any of the four applicants for the position.

"We will continue the selection process to find the best candidate for the position," said Economics Minister Janis Vitenbergs (KPV LV).

As previously reported, former Competition Council head Skaidrite Abrama decided to step down as the Competition Council head in April. Abrama has been in the position since June 2012. She was approved for a second term in the office in 2017.

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