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Political Memory: Vytautas LANDSBERGIS, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Lithuanian State Conservatory (Academy of Music) (1955)
  • Doctor of musicology (1969)
  • Professor (1978)
  • Qualification as Doctor of Arts (1994)
  • Music teacher (since 1952)
  • Politician, state official, parliamentarian (since 1990)
  • Chair of the Council of Lietuvos Sąjūdis (Lithuanian Movement) (1988-1990)
  • Chair of Tėvynės Sąjunga (Lietuvos konservatorių partija) (Fatherland Union (Conservative Party of Lithuania)) (1993-2003)
  • Member of the presidency of Tėvynės Sąjunga (from 2008: Tėvynės Sąjungos − Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai (Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats)), Chair of the party policy committee (since 2003)
  • Member of the council of the European Democrat Union (EDU) (2001)
  • Member of the Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats (until 2009) and member of the group's bureau (since 2004)
  • Chair of the Supreme Council (Reconstituent Seimas (Parliament)) of the Republic of Lithuania (1990-1992)
  • Member of the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania, Leader of the Opposition (1992-1996)
  • Chair of the Seimas (1996-2000)
  • Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (2000-2004)
  • Head of State (1990-1992)
  • Observer at the European Parliament (2003-2004)
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 2004)
  • Member of the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR (1989-1990)
  • One of the leaders of the Council of the Baltic States (1990-1992)
  • Member of the Baltic Assembly (1992-1996, 2000-2004)
  • Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1993-1996, 2000-2002)
  • Founder of the Lithuanian-Polish Parliamentary Assembly (with the Chair of the Polish Parliament) (1997)
  • Member of musical organisations (since 1963)
  • Member of Lietuvos Sąjūdis (since June 1988)
  • Chair of the M. K. Čiurlionis Society (since 1987)
  • Honours: Norwegian People's Peace Prize (1991)
  • Award of the French Fondation du Futur (1991)
  • Riflemen's Star of the Union of Lithuanian Riflemen (1991)
  • Hermann Ehlers Prize (Germany, 1992)
  • Ninth International Ramon Llull Prize of the Catalonian Culture Congress Foundation (1994)
  • Companion of the order of the German Order of Riflemen of St Sebastian Order (1995)
  • Legion of Honour, second class (France, 1997)
  • Vibo Valentia Testimony prize (Italy, 1998)
  • Order of Grand Duke Vytautas, first class (Lithuania, 1998)
  • Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (Grand Cross) (1998)
  • Grand Cross of the Republic of Poland (1999)
  • UNESCO medal (1999)
  • Order of Merit (Grand Cross) of the Order of Malta (1999)
  • Grand Cross Medal of Honour (Greece, 1999)
  • Truman-Reagan Freedom Award of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (1999)
  • Order of La Pléiade of La Francophonie (France, 2000)
  • Order of the Three Stars, second class (Latvia, 2001)
  • Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, first class (Estonia, 2002)
  • Order of Vytautas the Great and Constitutional Medal of the Parliament of the German Land of Saxony (2003)
  • Robert Schuman Medal (2005)
  • Charles IV Europe Medal (2007)





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