Finance Minister names potential revenue service head

Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola will nominate State Environmental Service head Inga Koļegova to lead the State Revenue Service.

That's what PM Māris Kučinskis told the press after a Tuesday coalition meeting.

A government decision on instating Koļegova as the head of the revenue service is expected next week after coalition parties Unity and National Alliance meet with Koļegova separately.

Previous head Ināra Pētersone stepped down as the head of the Revenue Service in late May, saying she felt her effort to reform public administration was futile.

A tender was held to pick a new head for the service but it ended without results. Subsequently, the Finance Ministry opted to look for candidates in Latvia’s public administration.

If accepted to the post, Koļegova will face the task of rebuilding public trust in the institution, the reputation of which is wavering in the eyes of the public and which is by some Latvians seen by little more than a state-run racket.

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