Justas Vincas Paleckis
Political Group: S&D
Phone in Brussels: +32 (0)2 284 59 21
- AFET Committee on Foreign Affairs
- D-RU Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
- DEPA Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
- ENVI Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Vilnius University, specialising in journalism (1959-1964). Diplomatic University (Moscow, 1966-1969).
Journalistic, diplomatic and administrative work (1960-1990). Foreign-policy adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania (1993-1996). Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Kingdom and accredited in Ireland and Portugal (1996-2001). Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania (2002-2004).
Vice-Chair of Lietuvos demokratinės darbo partija (Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania) (1990-1991). Member of the Council ofLietuvos socialdemokratų partija (Social Democratic Party of Lithuania) (1992, 2007-2009). Vice-Chair of Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija (since 2009).
Member of the Supreme Council (Parliament) of Lithuania, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (1990-1992).
Member of the European Parliament, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (2004-2009). Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, member of the Delegation for relations with Belarus, leader of the Lithuanian delegation in the Socialist Group (2007-2009).
Signatory of the Gotland Communiqué on independence (6 August 1989). Signatory of the Act on the re-establishment of the independent state of Lithuania (11 March 1990). Lecturer at the Institute for Journalism of Vilnius University (1990-1993). lecturer at the Institute for International Relations and Political Science of the Vilnius University (1993-1995).
Rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania (since 1993). Member of the Lithuanian Journalists' Union.
Books published: Šveicarų piramidės (Swiss Pyramids) (1974), Šveicarų piramidžių papėdėje (At the foot of the Swiss Pyramids) (1985), Lietuva pasaulio galingųjų akiratyje (Lithuania as seen by the powerful of the world) (2005), Gyvenimas trikampyje Vilnius-Briuselis-Strasbūras (Life in the Vilnius-Brussels-Strasbourg triangle) (2007), Dviejų kartų laiškai Europos Parlamentui (Two generations' letters to the European Parliament) (2008). Published articles in the world's press on international issues, lectures (on European integration, security, regional cooperation and other issues) at many international conferences.
Member of the Lithuanian water polo team, many times Lithuanian water polo champion (1963-1967).
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Lithuania (2003). Lithuanian Independence Medal (2000). Knight of the Royal Swedish Order of the Polar Star (1994).