Vytenis Andriukaitis
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Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 1049 Brussels

Belgium

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Responsibilities

  • Modernising and simplifying EU food safety policy while keeping the current high level of safety and ensuring existing policies have maximum effect.
  • Ensuring the Commission is ready in supporting the EU’s capacity to deal with crisis situations in food safety or pandemics.
  • Reviewing the laws that oblige the Commission to authorise genetically modified organisms (GMOs), even when a majority of national governments opposes them.
  • Building up knowledge on the performance of national health systems to shape national and EU policies.
  • Helping address the challenge of increased calls on national health services at a time of intense pressure on public finances.

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Biography

Lithuanian nationality. Married with three children.

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • 2014-present
Vice-President of the World Health Assembly
  • 2014
Minister for Health
  • 2012-14
Deputy Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament
  • 2001-04
Party leader of Lietuvos Socialdemokratų Partija (LSDP, Social Democratic Party of Lithuania)
  • 1999-2000
Member of the Lithuanian Parliament
  • 1992-04 and 2008-14
Signatory of the act of independence of Lithuania and co-author of the country's constitution
  • 1990-92
Founder of the LSDP
  • 1989
Medical doctor and surgeon in Kaunas, Ignalina and Vilnius
  • 1975-93
Master's degree in History, Vilnius University
  • 1984
Medical doctor's degree, Kaunas Institute of Medicine
  • 1975