Members of the Seimas 

Egidijus VAREIKIS
 
Member of the Seimas 2012-2016
Egidijus VAREIKIS

 
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Member of the Seimas from 11/16/2012 till 11/14/2016
 
 
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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:

26 March 1958

Place of birth:

Kaunas, Lithuania

 

 

Education

 

1994–2000

Traineeships in Austria, Great Britain, Canada and Hungary

1992–1993

Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

1990

Studies, Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada

 

Studies, Milwaukee Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA

1989

PhD in Natural Science (Biochemistry)

1976–1981

Faculty of Chemistry, Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University),

 

Diploma in Bioorganic Chemistry

1965–1976

Secondary School No 7 (currently Đančiai Secondary School) in Kaunas, graduation with honours

 

 

Work experience

 

1998

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania

1997–2000

Head, Department of Political Science, Vytautas Magnus University

1996–2003

President, Lithuanian Atlantic Treaty Association (LATA)

Since 1996

Lecturer on international and national security and policy challenges in post-Communist countries, Vytautas Magnus University

1995–2004

Lecturer, Vilnius University

1992–1993

Adviser to a Minister of Foreign Affairs

1991–1992

Adviser on Defence and International Security, State Reconstitution Commission of the Supreme Council – Reconstituent Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

1989–1997

Contributor, radio station Laisvoji Europa, television stations Baltijos TV and Kaunas plius, newspapers Lietuvos aidas, Kauno diena and Amţius, weekly journal Veidas, weekly newspaper Gimtasis ţodis

1989–1991

Head, Review Unit, journal Naujasis ţidinys

1981–1989

Junior Research Fellow, Kaunas branch, Experimental Endocrinology and Hormone Chemistry Institute

 

 

Political career

 

 

Member, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats

Since 2012

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on Human Rights

 

Member, Petitions Commission

 

Member, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrat Political Group

 

Substitute, Seimas Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE); PACE Special Rapporteur on Bosnia and Herzegovina

2008–2012

Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

2004–2008

Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on the Development of Information Society

 

Member, Deputy Chair, Seimas Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Chairman, PACE Committee on Rules of Procedure; Member, PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and Monitoring Committee; PACE Special Rapporteur on Moldova (2006–2011)

2000–2004

Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on State Administration and Local

 

Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Observer representing the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania at the European Parliament

1997

Member, Delegation for the Preparation for EU Accession Negotiations

 

Miscellaneous

Awards: Award from the International Catholic Press Union for journalistic activities and promotion of democratic values (1992); NATO Commemorative Medal (2002); Cross of Officer of the Order for Merits to Lithuania (2004)

Interests: diplomacy and parliamentarianism

Publications: books Dinozaurëjanti Europa: emociniai politiniai pasvarstymai (Europe Becoming a Dinosaur: Emotional and Political Contemplations) in 2002, Tarptautinis ir nacionalinis saugumas (International and National Security) in 2005 and other books; articles for various news websites

Foreign languages: English, Russian, Polish, German, French

Hobbies: the Internet, classical music, football, television

 

Family

Married with a son (1982–1996) and a daughter

 
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