Gabrielius Landsbergis

Gabrielius Landsbergis (born 7 January 1982) is a Lithuanian politician, a Member of the Seimas for Centras - Žaliakalnis constituency,[1] and a former member of the European Parliament.[2] He was a member of Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats). Landsbergis was elected as the Chairman of the Homeland Union in 2015.

Gabrielius Landsbergis

Gabrielius Landsbergis, December 2016 (31623508776) (cropped).jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Assuming office
November 2020
Prime MinisterIngrida Šimonytė
SucceedingLinas Linkevičius
Member of Seimas
Assumed office
14 November 2016
Preceded byRasa Juknevičienė (Žaliakalnis)
Vincė Vaidevutė Margevičienė (Centras)
ConstituencyCentras - Žaliakalnis
Chairman of the Homeland Union
Assumed office
25 April 2015
Preceded byAndrius Kubilius
Leader of the Opposition
In office
10 March 2020 – 12 November 2020
Preceded byJulius Sabatauskas
Succeeded byTBA
Member of the European Parliament
for Lithuania
In office
1 July 2014 – 12 May 2016
Succeeded byLaima Liucija Andrikienė
Personal details
Born (1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 38)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyHomeland Union
Spouse(s)Austėja Landsbergienė (m.2000)
Children4

He will be nominated by Ingrida Šimonytė to serve as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Šimonytė Cabinet.

CareerEdit

In 2003, Landsbergis graduated from Faculty of History, Vilnius University and gained a bachelor's degree; in 2005, he graduated from Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, gaining a master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. He worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and the Chancellery of the President of Lithuania. In 2007 he joined the staff of the Lithuanian embassy in Belgium. Landsbergis returned to Lithuania in 2011 and worked in the Chancellery of the Government of Lithuania.[3]

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–2016Edit

Landsbergis has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2014 elections. He was elected to the European Parliament as the member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats.

Landsbergis has since been serving on the Committee on International Trade and on the Subcommittee on Security and Defence. In addition to his committee assignments, he is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights.[4]

On 25 April 2015, Landsbergis was elected as the Chairman of the Homeland Union, defeating former speaker of the Seimas Irena Degutienė in the contest.[5]

When Landsbergis requested to meet with Russian MPs and officials in Moscow amid the Ukraine crisis, this was denied in early 2015.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Landsbergis' father is Vytautas V. Landsbergis, a Lithuanian writer, and his mother is Giedrė Bukelytė. Gabrielius is the grandson of Vytautas Landsbergis, a prominent Lithuanian politician.

He is married to Austėja Landsbergienė. The couple has four children.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "8th parliamentary term | Gabrielius LANDSBERGIS | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Naujienos lrytas.lt". www.lrytas.lt. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights European Parliament.
  5. ^ "Naujienos lrytas.lt". www.lrytas.lt. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ Dario Sarmadi (January 23, 2015), Russia suspends official EU parliament visits EUobserver.

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Seimas
Preceded by
Vincė Vaidevutė Margevičienė (Centras)
Rasa Juknevičienė (Žaliakalnis)
Member of the Seimas for Centras and Žaliakalnis
2016–present
Incumbent