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Algirdas Gediminas Šemeta (born 23 April 1962) is a Lithuanian economist and politician. Biography[edit] A native of Vilnius, Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
graduated in 1985 from Vilnius University's Faculty of Economic Cybernetics and Finance with a degree as economist-mathematician.[1] His previous position has been as Lithuania's Finance Minister, which he fulfilled from December 2008 to June 2009, having already served in the post a decade earlier, from February 1997 to June 1999. Šemeta has minimal business experience in the private sector, his career to date has been concentrated in public office as a civil servant.[2] He was European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud from July 2009 till November 2014.[3][4] Following his Commission nomination by center-right Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, Šemeta has affiliated himself with the European People's Party (EPP).[5][6] Since December 2014 Šemeta is Business
Business
Ombudsman
Ombudsman
in Ukraine.[7] References[edit]

^ Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
curriculum vitae at the European Commission
European Commission
website ^ Algirdas Gediminas ŠEMETA Curriculum Vitae on the European Union Website ^ Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
introductory material at the European Commission website ^ Former European Taxation Commissioner appointed Business
Business
Ombudsman for Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Initiative, Interfax- Ukraine
Ukraine
(11 December 2014) ^ "Barroso gets new EU Commission team", BBC News, 25 November 2009; accessed 28 November 2009 ^ "Barroso II: 13 EPP Commissioners receive key portfolios"[permanent dead link], European People's Party, 27 November 2009; accessed 28 November 2009 ^ Former European Taxation Commissioner appointed Business
Business
Ombudsman for Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Initiative, Interfax- Ukraine
Ukraine
(11 December 2014)

Political offices

Preceded by Dalia Grybauskaitė Lithuanian European Commissioner 2009–2014 Succeeded by Vytenis Andriukaitis

European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget 2009–2010 Succeeded by Janusz Lewandowski

Preceded by László Kovács as European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud 2010–2014 Succeeded by Pierre Moscovici as European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

Preceded by Siim Kallas as European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud

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Barroso Commission
Barroso Commission
I (2004–09)

Joaquín Almunia Catherine Ashton6 José Manuel Barroso1 Jacques Barrot2 Joe Borg Karel De Gucht9 Stavros Dimas Benita Ferrero-Waldner Ján Figeľ10 Franco Frattini2, 5 Mariann Fischer Boel Dalia Grybauskaitė7 Danuta Hübner8 Siim Kallas2 László Kovács Neelie Kroes Meglena Kuneva3 Markos Kyprianou4 Peter Mandelson6 Charlie McCreevy Louis Michel9 Leonard Orban3 Andris Piebalgs Janez Potočnik Viviane Reding Olli Rehn Paweł Samecki8 Maroš Šefčovič10 Algirdas Šemeta7 Vladimír Špidla Antonio Tajani2, 5 Androulla Vassiliou4 Günter Verheugen2 Margot Wallström2

1 = President. 2 = Vice President. 3 = Served from 1 January 2007. 4 = Vassiliou replaced Kyprianou on 3 March 2008. 5 = Tajani replaced Frattini on 18 June 2008. 6 = Ashton replaced Mandelson on 3 October 2008. 7 = Šemeta replaced Grybauskaitė on 1 July 2009. 8 = Samecki replaced Hübner on 4 July 2009. 9 = De Gucht replaced Michel on 17 July 2009. 10 = Šefčovič replaced Figeľ on 1 October 2009.

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Barroso Commission
Barroso Commission
II (2009–14)

Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Catherine Ashton1 (2010–14)

Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

Viviane Reding2 (2010–2014) Martine Reicherts (2014)

Competition

Joaquín Almunia2 (2010–14)

Transport

Siim Kallas2 (2010–14)

Digital Agenda

Neelie Kroes2 (2010–14)

Industry and Entrepreneurship

Antonio Tajani2 (2010–14) Ferdinando Nelli Feroci (2014)

Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration

Maroš Šefčovič2 (2010–14)

Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro

Olli Rehn2 (2010–14) Jyrki Katainen2 (2014)

Environment

Janez Potočnik
Janez Potočnik
(2010–14)

Development

Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
(2010–14)

Internal Market and Services

Michel Barnier2 (2010–14)

Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

Androulla Vassiliou
Androulla Vassiliou
(2010–14)

Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud

Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
(2010–14)

Trade

Karel De Gucht
Karel De Gucht
(2010–14)

Health

John Dalli
John Dalli
(2010-12) Tonio Borg
Tonio Borg
(2012–14)

Research, Innovation and Science

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
(2010–14)

Financial Programming and the Budget

Janusz Lewandowski
Janusz Lewandowski
(2010–14) Jacek Dominik (2014)

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Maria Damanaki
Maria Damanaki
(2010–14)

International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis

Kristalina Georgieva
Kristalina Georgieva
(2010–14)

Energy

Günther Oettinger2 (2010–14)

Regional Policy

Johannes Hahn
Johannes Hahn
(2010–14)

Climate Action

Connie Hedegaard
Connie Hedegaard
(2010–14)

Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy

Štefan Füle
Štefan Füle
(2010–14)

Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

László Andor
László Andor
(2010–14)

Home Affairs

Cecilia Malmström
Cecilia Malmström
(2010–14)

Agriculture and Rural Development

Dacian Cioloș
Dacian Cioloș
(2010–14)

Consumer Policy

Neven Mimica (2013–14)

1 = First Vice President. 2 = Vice President.

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European People's Party
European People's Party
(EPP)

Parliamentary group: European People's Party
European People's Party
Group

Parties

Member parties (EU)

ÖVP cdH CD&V GERB/ГЕРБ DSB/ДСБ DP/ДП SDS/СДС HDZ HSS DISY/ΔΗ.ΣΥ. KDU–ČSL TOP 09 K D IRL Kok./Saml. LR CDU CSU ND/Ν.Δ. Fidesz KDNP FG FI AP UdC PpI V TS-LKD CSV PN CDA PO PSL CDS PPD-PSD PNL PMP UDMR/RMDSz KDH MOST-HÍD SDKÚ-DS SMK-MKP NSi SDS SLS PP UDC KD M

Associated parties (non-EU)

VMRO - DPMNE/ВМРО - ДПМНЕ H SNS CVP-PDC-PPD-PCD

Observer parties

PD HHK/ՀՀԿ OEK/ՕԵԿ Heritage/Ժառանգություն BNF/БНФ AHP/АГП HDZ BiH PDP SDA HDZ 1990 KD ENM/ენმ LDK SVP PATT PLDM KrF PDCS VMSZ Batkivshchyna/Батьківщина NRU/НРУ UDAR/УДАР

Party Presidents

Leo Tindemans Piet Bukman Jacques Santer Wilfried Martens Joseph Daul

European Parliament Group Presidents

Maan Sassen Pierre Wigny Alain Poher Joseph Illerhaus Hans Lücker Alfred Bertrand Egon Klepsch Paolo Barbi Egon Klepsch Leo Tindemans Wilfried Martens Hans-Gert Pöttering Joseph Daul Manfred Weber see European Parliament

European Commissioners

José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso
(President) Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
(Development) Jyrki Katainen
Jyrki Katainen
(Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro) Michel Barnier
Michel Barnier
(Internal Market and Services) Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
(Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud) Tonio Borg
Tonio Borg
(Health and Consumer Policy) Jacek Dominik (Financial Programming and the Budget) Kristalina Georgieva
Kristalina Georgieva
(International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response) Günther Oettinger
Günther Oettinger
(Energy) Johannes Hahn
Johannes Hahn
(Regional Policy) Connie Hedegaard
Connie Hedegaard
(Climate Action) Dacian Cioloș
Dacian Cioloș
(Agriculture and Rural Development) see Barroso II Commission

Heads of government at the European Council

Nicos Anastasiades
Nicos Anastasiades
(Cyprus) Alexander Stubb
Alexander Stubb
(Finland) Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
(Germany) Antonis Samaras
Antonis Samaras
(Greece) Viktor Orbán
Viktor Orbán
(Hungary) Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
(Ireland) Laimdota Straujuma
Laimdota Straujuma
(Latvia) Pedro Passos Coelho
Pedro Passos Coelho
(Portugal) Traian Băsescu
Traian Băsescu
(Romania) Mariano Rajoy
Mariano Rajoy
(Spain) see European Council

Eurofoundation: Wilfried Martens
Wilfried Martens
Centre for European Studies

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 198158734 GND: 171406753

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