Dr Laima Andrikiene MEP

British-Lithuanian Society                 Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

UCL Schoolof Slavonic and East European Studies

invite you to a lecture by


Dr Laima Andrikien? MEP


The European Union and Russia: a complex relationship


Friday 8th March 2013  6.30 pm till 8.30 pm

UniversityCollegeLondon, Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

(Gower Street gate;UCLquad southeast corner entrance; top floor)


Dr Laima Andrikien? has been a Lithuanian Member of the European Parliament since 2004 and sits with the EPP-ED Group. She was Vice President of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (2009-2012), and is a Member of the EP International Trade Committee (since 2009), Substitute Member of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (since 2004), and Member of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (since 2004). She is a member of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats Party.


She holds a Degree in Economics and Mathematics (1980) and a Doctorate in Economics (1986) from the University of Vilnius. Her early career was in academia: Engineer at the Computing Centre of the Lithuanian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (1980-1983), Research Fellow and later Senior Research Fellow at the same Institute (1983-1989); Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science of the Law University of Lithuania (now Mykolas Romeris University), Director of the Institute of EU Policy and Management, Dean of the Faculty of Public Management (2002-2004).


She entered politics as a Member of the Lithuanian Popular Movement ‘S?j?dis‘, which was instrumental in Lithuania leaving the Soviet Union and regaining its statehood. She was elected a Member of the Lithuanian Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas (Parliament) and was a Signatory of the Act of Restoration of the Independence of Lithuania. In the Supreme Council she served as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Budgets. Subsequently she was a Member of Parliament (Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania (1992-2000), and served on the Foreign Affairs Committee (1992-2000), and European Affairs Committee (1998-2000). She served in the Lithuanian government as Minister for Industry and Trade (1996), and Minister for European Affairs (1996-1998).




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