Members of the Seimas 

Birutė VĖSAITĖ
 
Member of the Seimas 2012-2016
Birutė VĖSAITĖ

 
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Member of the Seimas from 11/16/2012 till 11/14/2016
 
 
Position
 
Committees of the SeimasCommissions of the SeimasPolitical Groups of the Seimas
History
 
Was elected to the Seimas 2008 - 2012.
Was elected to the Seimas 2004 - 2008.
Was elected to the Seimas 2000 - 2004.
 

Biography

 

Date of birth

19 August 1951.

Place of birth

Kaunas, Lithuania

 

 

Education

 

1995–2000

Internships, international conferences and seminars (Sweden, France, Italy, Israel, USA)

1983

Phd in Technical Science and Technology

1980–1982 

Extramural postgraduate studies, Institute of Textile and Light Industry in Leningrad (currently Saint Petersburg)

1975–1981 

Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University), specialist of the English language and literature

1969 –1974

Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (currently Kaunas University of Technology), Diploma of Technical Engineer

1956–1967 

Jonas Jablonskis Secondary School (currently Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium) in Kaunas

 

 

Work experience

 

1994–2000

Director, Kaunas Women’s Employment and Information Centre

1990–2000 

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lithuanian Academy of Veterinary

1984–1990 

Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Lithuanian Academy of Veterinary

1974–1984 

Engineer, Kaunas Man-Made Fibre Plant

 

 

Political career

 

 

Member of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

Since 2012

Member, Committee on Economics

 

Member, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party Political Group

2012–2013

Minister of the Economy

2008–2012

Member, Committee on Economics

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Nuclear Energy Commission

 

Member, Seimas Delegation to the Assembly of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland

2004–2008

Member, Chair, Committee on Economics

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Chair, Commission for Business and Employment

 

Member, Commission on the Problems of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

 

Chair, Seimas Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

2004 

Member, European Parliament

2000–2004 

Member, Committee on Economics

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Chair, Commission for Business and Employment

 

Member, Conference of Chairs

 

Chair, Delegation of the Seimas Observers to the European Parliament

1997–2000

Member, Kaunas City Municipal Council

 

Deputy Chair, Committee on Self-Government and Economic Development Member, Committee on Culture and Education

1995–1996 

Consultant, UN International Labour Organisation

Since 1991

Member, Deputy Chair, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

 

Miscellaneous

Other activities: Chair, Lithuanian Union of Social Democratic Women; Member, Executive Committee, Inter-European Parliamentary Forum; Member, Socialist International Women; Honorary Member, Businesswomen Club MVK-2I; Chair, Women’s Employment and Information Centre

Awards: Cross of Commander of the Order for Merits to Lithuania (2004)

Interests: implementation of equal opportunities, domestic and foreign policy, activities of women engaged in small business, social economy

Foreign languages: Russian, Polish, French, and English

Hobbies: nature, travelling, sports

 

Family

Married with one child

 
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