Member of the Seimas 1996-2000
Was elected to the Supreme Council - Reconstituent Seimas 1990 - 1992.
Born on January 1, 1958, in Druskininkai, into a family of deportees.
Finished Druskininkai Secondary school No. 1 in 1975 and a seven-year musical school in 1973. Graduated from Vilnius University as an economist-mathematician in 1980. Worked as an engineer, senior researcher at the Computing centre of the Institute of Lithuanian Agrarian Economy. Defended the thesis in Economics in 1986. Took advanced post-graduate courses at Manchester University (Great Britain), the department of Agriculture in 1988-1989. From 1989 till 1990 - Aide for the Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Lithuanian SSR. In 1990-1992 - elected deputy of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania - Restitutive Seimas. Worked at the Committees of Foreign Affairs and Budget and Finance. In 1992 - elected Assistant to the Elder of the Supreme Council.
Member of the Council and the Presidium of the Independence Party, a member of the Lithuanian Sąjūdis Seimas in 1990-1992.
Member of the Seimas since 1992.
Member of the Homeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives) one of the founders of that Party, a member of its Board, Chairwoman of the International Relations Committee.
1996-1998 - Minister of European Affairs.
Has signed the Founding Declaration of the Homeland People's Party on October 23, 1999 and has become a member of the Initiative group of this new moderate rightist party of Lithuania.
Awarded the National Order of France in 1997.
Speaks English and Russian.
Married. Has a son.
Chairwoman of the Seimas Delegation to the Baltic Assembly.
Member of the Seimas Delegation to the Interparliamentary Union
Member of Parliamentary Group for the Relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Member of the Parliamentary Group for the Relations with Tibet.
Member of the Parliamentary Group for the Relations with Taiwan.