Virginijus Sinkevičius

European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

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Virginijus Sinkevičius is the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, at the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen since 2019. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Sinkevičius was the Lithuanian Minister of Economy, and before that he led the Committee of Economy at the Parliament of Lithuania. Mr. Sinkevičius was elected to the Parliament in October 2016. Previously, he was a Team Lead for Regulatory Affairs at Invest Lithuania. Mr. Sinkevičius holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs from Aberystwyth University and a Master‘s degree in European International Affairs from Maastricht University.

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