Curriculum Vitae. 20/02/2016

Dr. Laima Liucija ANDRIKIENĖ

Member of the Board, PA International Foundation 

Member of the Academic Council, Kazimieras Simonavičius University, 
Vilnius, Lithuania


EDUCATION & SCIENTIFIC DEGREES

Druskininkai Secondary School No 1 (finished in 1975); 
Druskininkai 7-year Music School, piano class (finished in 1973); 
Degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Vilnius (1980); 
Doctorate in Economics (1986); 
Associate Professor (2004). 

FELLOWSHIPS

Manchester University, UK (sponsored by the British Council, October 1988 – September 1989); 
The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP, premier professional exchange program, U.S. Department of State)(November – December 1994);
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC (sponsored by the Pew Foundation, January – June 1996); 
Others: USAID, Norwegian Helsinki Committee (1994), etc.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Engineer, Computing Centre of the Lithuanian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (1980-1983); 
Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of Agricultural Economics (1983-1989); 
Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of Lithuania (October 1989 – February 1990).

MEMBER OF THE LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT (Seimas) (1990-2000):

Member of the Lithuanian Supreme Council – Re-constituent Seimas (Parliament); Signatory of the Act of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania (March 11th, 1990); 
Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member of the Committee on Budgets (1990-1992). 
Member of the Parliament (Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania (1992-1996, 1996-2000), Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (1992-1996, 1996-2000), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2000), Member of the Committee on European Affairs (1998-2000).
Chair of the Lithuanian parliamentary delegation to the Baltic Assembly, Chair of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly (1998-2000). 

POSITIONS IN THE LITHUANIAN GOVERNMENT (1996-1998):

Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Lithuania (1996); 
Minister of European Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (1996-1998).


Founder and co-owner, JSC Laitenis (consultancy) (2001-2004).

ACADEMIC CAREER in 2002-2004:

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Law University of Lithuania; 
Director, Institute of EU Policy and Management, Law University of Lithuania;
Dean, Faculty of Public Management, Law University of Lithuania. 

MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (EP) (2004-2014):

Member of the EPP-ED (European Peoples Party – European Democrats) Group (Faction) Bureau (2007-2009); 
EPP-ED Group Coordinator in the Subcommittee on Human Rights (2007-2009);
Vice President of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (2009-2012);
Member of the EP Committee on Budgets (2004-2009); Member of the EP International Trade Committee (2009-2014); Substitute Member of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (2004-2014), Member of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (2004-2014); 
Co-Chair of the EURONEST PA Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society (2011-2014); 
Lithuanian nominee for the position of the EU Special Representative for Human Rights (EU SRHR) (2012).

OTHER PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

Member of the Board of Directors of Vilnius Yiddish Institute (since 2005); 
Member of the Academic Council of Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) (Vilnius) (since 2012); 
Member of the Council of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (Lithuanian political party) (since 2004); 
Founder (2013) and member (since 2013), Association of the Friends of St James Ways in Lithuania; 
Member of the Board of PA International Foundation (since October 2014).

HONORS AND AWARDS

Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the French Republic (1997); 
Independence Medal of the Republic of Lithuania (2000); 
Medal Ubi concordia, ibi victoria of the Baltic Assembly (2003); 
Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2004); 
Honorary Doctor (Honoris Causa), Kingston University, UK (2007); 
Golden Sign of Honour of the Confederation of Lithuanian Industrialists (2008); 
Medal of the Founder and Volunteer of the Lithuanian Army (2012);
Diplomacy Award of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (2014); 
Order of the President of Georgia (2014).

PUBLICATIONS

Author and co-author of publications (articles, books, academic monographs) on the issues of foreign policy, EU policies and management, interest groups and lobbying, economic reform, agricultural economics, and human rights. 
Among others: “Contemporary Tendencies of Lobbying” (editor and co-author; Vilnius, 2003); “Values & Politics” (Proceedings of the International Conference; editor; Vilnius, 2007); trilogy “I, Laima Andrikienė, swear...” (Vilnius, 2008-2012); “The Light of St. James Way” (editor and co-author; Vilnius, 2012, 2013, and 2014); “Values & Politics II. Christian Roots of Europe” (Proceedings of the International Conference; editor; Vilnius, 2014).

LANGUAGES

Lithuanian – mother tongue; 
English – fluent; 
Russian – fluent; 
Spanish – sufficient.

Born 1st January 1958, in Druskininkai, Lithuania.

Video comments on topical issues: simply, clearly, and bluntly

Laima Andrikienė MEP on China's Global Military power projection - Speech in the Subcommitte on Security and Defence of the European Parliament. 24 01 2018

Laima Andrikienė MEP on the State of play of the trade negotiations with Mercosur – Speech in the International Trade Committe of the European Parliament. 23 01 2018

Laima Andrikienė MEP on the Screening of foreign investment in the EU – Public Hearing of the International Trade Committe of the European Parliament. 23 01 2018

Laima Andrikienė MEP on the Implementation of the EU association agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – Speech in the International Trade Committe of the European Parliament. 22 01 2018

Laima Andrikienė MEP on the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in the area of International Trade Policy – Speech in the International Trade Committe of the European Parliament. 22 01 2018

EP plenary session: Laima Andrikiene MEP on the Cambodia: the banning of the opposition. 14 12 2017

EP plenary session: Laima Andrikiene MEP on the freedom of expression in Vietnam. 14 12 2017

EP plenary session: Laima Andrikiene MEP on the Iran nuclear deal. 12 12 2017

EP plenary session: Laima Andrikiene MEP on the Situation in Afghanistan. 12 12 2017

EP plenary session: Laima Andrikiene MEP on the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. 11 12 2017

 L. Andrikiene MEP, Head of the EP Delegation to the International Election Observation Mission to Kyrgyzstan - Presidential elections: Debriefing on the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan of 15 October 2017. 20 11 2017

 EP plenary session: Laima Andrikienė MEP Report - Eastern Partnership: November 2017 Summit. 14 11 2017

 Open Media Hub: MEP Andrikienė, The Eastern Partnership Summit Should Give EaP Countries a Clear Perspective. 18 10 2017

 EP plenary session: Laima Andrikiene MEP on the trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, 25 10 2017

 Laima Andrikiene MEP on Brexit. LETA 04 04 2017 

 Laima Andrikiene MEP on EU-Russia relations. LETA, 04 04 2017 

 Laima Andrikiene MEP on EUs unity. LETA, 04 04 2017 

 Laima Andrikiene MEP on OBOR. LETA, 04 04 2017 

 

 Laima Andrikiene MEP on the Second Transatlantic Summit for Values. Brussels, 12 04 2017 

 

 Voice of Lithuania in Europe: 
Laima Andrikienė MEP interviewed by Alisa Miniotaitė.
Žinių radijas, video conference, Programme "The Dilemma of the Leader". 18 04 2017

 

 Laima Andrikiene MEP interviewed by Gintaras Radauskas. Video conference, www.15min.lt.
20 03 2017

 

 Laima Andrikiene MEP interviewed by Gintaras Radauskas. Video conference, www.15min.lt.
17 02 2017

 

 Speech on human rights in the world 2012 and EU policy on the matter. 10 12 2013

 

 Oral question - EU trade policy towards countries of the Eastern Partnership. 21 10 2013 

 

 Inaugural session of the EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat PA) in Vilnius, Lithuania. 16 07 2013

 

Our Library

Read in our Library:

The Light of St. James Way

The Light of St. James Way

 

Publikacijos

"VALUES AND POLITICS"

I, Laima Andrikienė, swear ....".
Part I - Signatory

 

"I, Laima Andrikienė,  swear ....". Part II - Minister

"I, Laima Andrikienė,  swear ....".
Part II - Minister

 

"I, Laima Andrikienė, I swear ...". Part III - MEP

"I, Laima Andrikienė, swear ...".
Part III - Member of the European Parliament

 

EU - Taiwan Trade Relations:
State of Play and Future Opportunities

 

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