Petras Auštrevičius

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Biography of Petras Auštrevičius

Biography
  • Date of birth – 16 May 1963
  • Place of birth – Juodšiliai, Vilnius District, Lithuania
Education
  • 1992–1993 – Diplomat training program, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA
  • 1988–1991 – Doctoral studies, Institute of Economics, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
  • 1981–1986 - Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University), Faculty of Economics, Diploma of Economist
  • 1970–1981 – Vilnius Secondary School No 39 (currently Naujininkai Secondary School)
Work experience
  • 2004 – Deputy Chancellor of the Government for the European Union affairs
  • 2003–2004 – Lecturer, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
  • 2001–2002 – Chief Negotiator for Lithuania’s Membership of the European Union
  • 2000–2003 – Director General, European Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 2000 – Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1999–2000 – Chancellor, Office of the Government
  • 1999–2000 – Chancellor, Office of the Government
  • 1998–1999 – Director General, European Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 1998 – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Policy
  • 1994–1997 – Lithuania’s Ambassador to Finland
  • 1993–1994 – Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim of the Republic of Lithuania to Finland
  • 1992–1993 – Head, Nordic States Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1991–1992 – Senior Specialist, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1986–1991 – Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Political career Member of the Liberals Movement of the Republic of Lithuania Since 2012
  • Deputy Speaker, Member of the Board of the Seimas
  • Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs
  • Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Member, Conference of Chairs
  • Deputy Member, Seimas Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2008–2012
  • Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs
  • Chair, Deputy Chair, Seimas Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2004–2008
  • Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs
  • Member, Commission on the Problems of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
  • Member, Commission for NATO Affairs
  • Member, Seimas Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2006–2008 - Chairman, Liberals Movement of the Republic of Lithuania 2006 - Co-founder of the Liberals Movement of the Republic of Lithuania Since 2005 - President, Seimas European Club 2004–2005 - Member, Liberal and Centre Union of the Republic of Lithuania Miscellaneous Awards: Order of Honour of Georgia (2013); Medal to commemorate Lithuania’s membership of the EU and NATO (2004); Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas; Commemorative Badge awarded on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the coronation of Mindaugas as King of Lithuania; national award of Finland (1998); national award of France (2003). Activities: co-founder of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute and the Institute of Liberal Thought; initiator and supporter of the public movements Knowledge Economy Forum and People for Animals. Publications: Rinkos ekonomika ir valstybės reguliavimas (Market Economy and State Regulation), Šiuolaikinių ekonomikos terminų enciklopedinis žodynas (Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern Economic Terms), Lithuania’s Road to the European Union: Unification of Europe and Lithuania’s EU Accession Negotiation, The Accession Story – The EU from Fifteen to Twenty-five Countries; co-author of 10 brochures; author of press articles. Interests: lectures on European integration and political development, art of bargaining, rhetoric Languages: Lithuanian (native), English, Russian, basic French Hobbies: classical music, sports Family: married with two children

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