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Rytis Martikonis Rytis Martikonis


  • Born 8 February 1967 in Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Married, four children
  • Director-General, Directorate-General for Translation (since 16 February 2011)



  • 2005-2010: Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the European Union
  • 2004-2005: Ambassador, Political and Security Committee, Permanent Representation to the EU
  • 2001-2004: State Secretary in the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
  • 2001-2003: Deputy Head of Lithuania‘s delegation for the EU accession negotiations
  • 2002-2003: Member of the European Convention
  • 1999-2001: Director of European Integration Department, MFA of Lithuania
  • 1995-1999: Counsellor, Mission of Lithuania to the EU
  • 1992-1995: Department of European Integration, West Europe unit, MFA of Lithuania
  • State decorations from Lithuania, France and Spain


  • 1993: Clingendael Institute, The Hague (Netherlands)
  • 1991-1992: Political sciences and international relations, Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • 1989-1990: Political sciences and law, Bowdoin College (USA)
  • 1987-1993: Law studies at Vilnius University


  • Lithuanian, English, Russian, French


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