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Gediminas KIRKILAS
 
Member of the Seimas 2012-2016
Gediminas KIRKILAS

 
Office Telephone: (8 5) 2396609
E-mail: Gediminas.Kirkilas@lrs.lt, gekirk@lrs.lt

Member of the Seimas from 11/16/2012

Office address: Rygos g. 31-1, Vilnius m., tel. 862090312.
Assistant-Secretaries:
 
Position
 
  • Deputy Speaker of the Seimas (from 11/17/2012)
Committees of the SeimasPolitical Groups of the Seimas
 
Parliamentary Groups
 
History
 
Was elected to the Seimas 2008 - 2012.
Was elected to the Seimas 2004 - 2008.
Was elected to the Seimas 2000 - 2004.
Was elected to the Seimas 1996 - 2000.
Was elected to the Seimas 1992 - 1996.
 

Biography

 

Date of birth

30 August 1951

Place of birth

Vilnius, Lithuania

 

 

Education

 

2002–2004

International Business School at Vilnius University, Master’s Degree in Management and Business Administration

1978–1982

Vilnius Higher School of Party Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences

1974–1978

Extramural studies at Vilnius Pedagogical Institute (currently Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences), Faculty of the Lithuanian Language and Literature, Bachelor’s Degree in the Lithuanian Language and Literature

1958–1969

Vilnius Secondary School No 23 (currently Simonas Daukantas Gymnasium in Vilnius)

 

 

Work experience

 

1991–1995

Editor and Publisher of the weekly Golos Litvy (Eng. The Voice of Lithuania)

1972–1978

Interior Restorer, Monument Restoration Trust

 

 

Political career

 

 

Member of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

Since 2012

Deputy Speaker, Member of the Board of the Seimas

 

Chair, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on the Development of Information Society

 

Member, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party Political Group

 

Member, Conference of Chairs

 

Member, Seimas Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

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

2008–2012

Leader of the Opposition, Member of the Board of the Seimas (2008–2009)

 

Member, Conference of Chairs (2008–2009)

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Deputy Chair, Seimas Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Since 2009

Deputy Chairman, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

2006–2008

Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania

2004–2008

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

2004–2006

Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania

Since 2003

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

2002–2004

Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Lithuania for the Matters Related to Transit Transportation by the Russian Federation to and from the Kaliningrad Region

2001–2009

Deputy Chairman, then Chairman, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

2000–2004

Chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Deputy Chair, Chair, Seimas Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

1996–2000

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Seimas Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

1992–1996

Chair, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs

1990–2001

First Deputy Chairman, Chairman, Acting Chairman, Member of the Presidium, Lithuanian Democratic Labour Party

1990–1992

Assistant to Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas, Deputy of the Supreme Council – Reconstituent Seimas

Sep 1990–Dec 1990

Secretary, Central Committee of the Lithuanian Communist Party

1990

Member, Lithuanian Communist Party

1988–1990

Assistant for Public Relations to Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Communist Party

1986–1990

Instructor, Central Committee of the Lithuanian Communist Party, Division of Culture

1982–1985

Instructor, Lithuanian Communist Party, Committee of Vilnius Lenin District

                                                        

Miscellaneous

Service in the North Navy of the Soviet Army (1969–1972)

President, Lithuanian Draughts Federation (since 1999)

Awards: Cross of Officer of the Order of Vytautas the Great, Cross of Commander of the Order of the Cross of Vytis, Cross of Commander of the Republic of Poland, Grand Cross of the Republic of Portugal, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, national awards of Estonia, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Participation: presentations at international and Lithuanian conferences, fora and seminars, and higher education institutions.

Publications: over 1 500 articles on various political and social issues in Lithuanian and foreign periodicals after the restoration of independence and the book Politinës pastabos laikui: straipsniai, apmŕstymai, interviu, áspűdţiai (Political Commentary for the Period: Articles, Reflections, Interviews, Impressions), 1995.

Languages: Lithuanian (native), Russian, English

Hobbies: tennis, reading, angling

 

Family

Married with two children

 
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