Latvian State Revenue Service Director General Ilze Cirule, 53, has suddenly died, the information is confirmed by the State Administration, reports mixnews.lv.
As the State Police reports, Cirule’s body was found on March 10 in the place where she lived. According to preliminary reports, there have been no signs of violent death. A forensic examination is still to be held. Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis discussed the situation with Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola and they decided to appoint an acting head of the State Revenue Service, the prime minister’s spokesman Andrejs Vaivars said. The prime minister extended his condolences to Cirule’s family.
Finance minister’s spokesman Arno Pjatkins said that an acting State Revenue Service Director General can be appointed on March 12 at a meeting of the finance minister with the service management. Dana Reizniece-Ozola said Cirule was a skillful, decent and emotionally strong manager.
Ilze Cirule was nominated to the post by Dana Reizniece-Ozola. She took the office on November 14, 2016. Before that, Cirule was a member of the board, and later vice president of the Balta insurance company; she worked at Parekss and Gjensidige Baltic insurance companies. She was married with two children.
Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis extended his condolences to her family.