Members of the Seimas - Linas BALSYS 

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Linas BALSYS
 
Linas BALSYS

 

Member of the Seimas from 2012-11-16 till 2016-11-14.
  
Position
Committees of the SeimasCommissions of the SeimasPolitical Groups of the SeimasParliamentary Groups
Biography

Date of birth

1 May 1961

Place of birth

Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Education

 

 

 

1996

Institute of Foreign Policy in Stockholm; Certificate in International Relations and Public Administration

1994

Traineeship on international relations and security, U.S. Department of State

1984

Graduation from Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University), Faculty of History, Diploma in Journalism

1979

Graduation from Secondary School No 23 in Vilnius (currently Simonas Daukantas Gymnasium)

 

 

Work experience

 

 

 

2011–2012

Lecturer of Journalism and Public Relations, Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology; President, Green Policy Institute

2009–2011

Chief Adviser to President Dalia Grybauskaitė; Head, Press Service, Office of the President

2002–2009

Permanent Correspondent in Brussels, Lithuanian National Radio and Television; Head, Correspondents’ Office

1982–2002

Journalist, Lithuanian National Radio and Television

 

 

 

Political career

 

 

 

 

Chairman, Lithuanian Green Party

 

 

Since 2012

Deputy Chair, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Committee on Environment Protection

 

Member, Energy Commission

 

Member, Constitutional Commission

 

Member, Energy Commission

 

Member, Parliamentary Group of Non-attached Members

 

Member, Seimas Delegation to the Baltic Assembly

 

Member, Seimas Delegation to the Assembly of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

 

Miscellaneous

Awards: Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania; Cross of Commander of the Order of the Kingdom of Norway for service to Norway; Medal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania to commemorate membership of Lithuania in the EU and NATO

Participation: Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis; Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society; Leader, NGO Žmonės sprendžia (until 2012)

Foreign languages: English, Russian, French, German, Polish

Hobbies: amateur radio, reading, art

 

Family

Married with two children

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