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Kubilius, Andrius

Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Politician

1974 Finished 22nd Vilnius secondary school (currently – Vilnius Mikalojus Daukša secondary school) 1979 Graduated from Vilnius State University, Faculty of Physics 1984-1990 fellow, Vilnius State University, Faculty of Physics 1981-1984 PhD studies, Vilnius State University 1988 Member, Sàjûdis (Reform Movement of Lithuania)1990-1992 Executive Secretary, Sàjûdis From 1992 Member of the Seimas 1996-1999 First Deputy Speaker of the Seimas, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs 1999-2000 Prime Minister of the 10th Government 2004 Member of the Seimas, elected at the native Antakalnis constituency (Vilnius) 1 January 2005-9 October 2006 Leader of the Opposition of the Seimas Since 10 October 2006 Deputy Speaker of the Seimas, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs 2008 Member of the Seimas, elected at the Antakalnis constituency 28 November 2008 By Presidential Decree, appointed Prime Minister of the Fifteenth Government Since December 2008 Head of the Cabinet

 

Andrius Kubilius pursues wide-ranging interests: he is interested in the political science, history, and knowledge economy; he is a Chairman of the Policy Committee of the Knowledge Economy Forum. He was a Chairman of the Knowledge Society Council under the President of the Republic of Lithuania in 2001-2003. Kubilius has been Member of the international Advisory Board of the Baltic Development Forum since 2001. He was President of the Lithuanian Shooting Sport Union until November 2008.

Kubilius is a well-educated person, he is fluent in English and Russian, and is a classical music fan. He is a great advocate of ecological transport: he is a pioneer and participant of the annual summer bicycle tours across Lithuania Suk á dešinæ [Turn Right] as well as an enthusiast of canoeing along the rivers of Lithuania.Kubilius is a good husband and father: his wife Rasa is a violinist of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, son Andrius is Project Manager of UAB "Exto Marketing", and son Vytautas is Director of UAB "Media contacts".

Andrius Kubilius has written books "Kodël krepšinis Lietuvoje graþesnis uþ politikà" ["Why Basketball is More Fascinating than Politics in Lithuania"] (2004) and „Konservatyvioji bendruomenë"["The Conservative Community"] (2006).

Kubilius has been awarded for his merits for the State of Lithuania: the Independence Medal of Lithuania (1 July 2000), Commander’s Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (21 April 2004); President of Estonia awarded Andrius Kubilius for his merits for Estonia 3rd Class Order of the Cross of St. Mary’s Land (23 February 2007). Kubilius has been Member of the Homeland Union since the foundation of the party in 1993. He was First Deputy Chairman of the Union in 2000-2003. Kubilius has been Chairman of the Union since 24 May 2003.