Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė who was recently re-elected for the second term in office would not agree to head the European Commission (EC), her adviser Mindaugas Lingė said.
“The president has said she would be where she is most needed and where the people of Lithuania want her to be. Back in February, she decided and announced her decision to work in Lithuania, she chose the duty to Lithuania and the people of Lithuania,” Lingė told Žinių Radijas news radio on Tuesday.
Last week, foreign media listed Grybauskaitė among potential candidates for EC presidency.
After discussions escalated as to who would replace Jose Manuel Barrosso who has been heading the European Commission for ten years, Britain’s daily The Independent listed Grybauskaitė as one of the two strongest candidates along with Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The tenure of the current EC is due to expire in October.