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Dr. Artis Pabriks

Deputy Prime Minister / Minister for Defence
kanceleja [at] mod.gov.lv
  • EDUCATION
    • 1996 - Aarhus University, Denmark, PhD in political science
    • 1992 - University of Latvia, Bachelor’s Degree in history 
  • WORK EXPERIENCE
    • November 2018 – until now - Member of the 13th Saeima, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Member of the Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee, Head of the Latvian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
    • 2016 – until now - Centrum Balticum Foundation, Member of the International Advisory Board
    • July 2014 – November 2018 - Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on International Trade, Member of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Central America, Substitute of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Substitute of the Delegation for Relations with Japan, Shadow rapporteur of the Report on the Norway and the EEA Co-operation Agreements on the Financial Mechanism
    • 2014-2021, Shadow rapporteur of the Report on the Co-operation between the EU and Turkey on Trade and the Modernisation of the Customs Union, Rapporteur of the Report on the Council decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part, Rapporteur of the Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004, Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC
    • January 2014 – June 2014 - Member of the Saeima, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Head of the Japan Inter-parliamentary Co-operation Group
    • 2011 – until now - Professor at the University College of Business, Arts and Technology RISEBA
    • November 2010 – January 2014 - Minister for Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Member of the 9th Saeima  
    • 2007 – 2010 - Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Member of the European Affairs Committee, Head of the Latvia – Japan Inter-Parliamentary Co-operation Group, Head of the Latvia – Japan, Latvia – Montenegro, Latvia – South Korea and Latvia – Singapore Inter-Parliamentary Co-operation Groups
    • 2004 – 2007 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, the first Minister for Foreign Affairs after Latvia’s accession to the EU and NATO
    • 2004 - Member of the 8th Saeima, Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
    • 2003 – 2004 - Policy Analyst-Consultant in the Political Education Foundation
    • 2002 - 2011 - Professor, Assistant at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
    • 2002 - Deputy Member at the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in Strasbourg, France 
    • 2001 – 2003 - Policy Analyst in the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies 
    • 1996 – 2001 - Professor at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
    • 1996 – 1997 - The first Rector, Assistant at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
    • 1995 – 1999 - Lecturer at the University of Latvia
    • 1994 - Lecturer at the Aarhus University in Denmark
    • 1986 – 1990 - Scientific Assistant at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
    • Latvian – native, English and Russian – fluent, German – good command, Danish – basic