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Political Memory: Zigmantas BALČYTIS, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Vilnius University, Finance and Accounting Faculty, specialising in economic cybernetics (1976)
  • Engineer at the Planning and Design Bureau of the Ministry of the Food Industry (1976-1978)
  • Deputy director of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (1984-1989)
  • Director of the Vilnius asphalt and concrete works (1992-1994)
  • Deputy director of the company Lithun (1996-2000)
  • Trade union administrator (1989-1991)
  • Member of Lietuvos demokratinės darbo partija (Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania) (2000−2001)
  • Member of Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija (Social Democratic Party of Lithuania) (since 2001)
  • Vice-Chair of Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija (since 2004)
  • Member of Vilnius City Council (1994)
  • Deputy Governor of Vilnius District (1994-1996)
  • Member of the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania (2000-2009)
  • Chair of the Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija group in the Seimas (2008-2009)
  • Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania (2001-2005)
  • Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (2005-2007)
  • Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania (2006)
  • Member of the Seimas delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2008-2009)
  • Founder of the charitable foundation 'Padėkime kitiems' (Let's help others) (since 2003)
  • Honours: Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Lithuania (Rolandas Paksas, President of the Republic of Lithuania, 6 February 2004)
  • Order of the Great Cross (Grã-Cruz) for merit (Office of the President of Portugal, 29 May 2002)
  • Honorary decoration for making a personal contribution to advancing Lithuania's transatlantic relations on the occasion of the Republic of Lithuania's invitation to join NATO (Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania, 23 November 2002)
  • Afanasy Nikitin Medal for making a great contribution to the development of transport bringing regions and nations closer together (Sergey Frank, Transport Minister of the Russian Federation, 9 September 2003)
  • Medal commemorating the 750th anniversary of the coronation of the King Mindaugas of Lithuania (Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 23 July 2003)





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