Vytenis Andriukaitis
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Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

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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.

Vytenis Andriukaitis is part of the following Project Teams:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Vytenis Andriukaitis' team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Announcements

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Tue 25 Sep
    Speech
    New York,
    United States

    Keynote speech at World Heart Federation launch of White Paper for Circulatory Health

    Vytenis Andriukaitis
  • Wed 26 Sep
    Event
    New York,
    United States

    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA): High Level meeting on tuberculosis: opening and plenary

    Vytenis Andriukaitis

Transparency

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In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].

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

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