Country: Latvia
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E209 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845810
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849810
  • STR:
    LOW T10033 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175810
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179810
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Coordinator - Terrorism
  • Member - Terrorism
  • Member - -
  • Member - Central America
  • Member - Eurolat
  • Member - International Trade
  • Substitute - Japan
  • Substitute - Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Curriculum vitae

Artis Pabriks graduated from the Faculty of History at the University of Latvia and continued his studies at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, receiving a Ph.D. in political science in 1996. As an academician, the main fields of his research activity are political theory, ethnic policy, multiculturalism, and foreign and security policy. He is also the author and co-author of numerous publications on these topics.

In 1996, Artis Pabriks became the first Rector of Vidzeme University College, later becoming a Professor there. He has also worked as a policy analyst and researcher in several NGOs. In 2004, he was elected as a Member of the Latvian Parliament and later as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He served as a Minister until 2007. From 2007 until 2010 he was a Member of the Parliament.

He has been a Professor at Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration since 2010. From 2010 until 2014, he was Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia.

MEP since July 2014.



10.12.2015 - 10:45

No more waiting for an EU-Canada trade agreement

In August 2014, the European Union and Canada concluded negotiations on a modern and comprehensive trade agreement which should bolster economies on both sides of the Atlantic and provide our societies with better prospects for economic growth,...

Press releases

20.09.2017 - 10:42

Europe leads on rules-based trade: CETA comes into force

Following seven years of negotiations, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will provisionally enter into force tomorrow. "The deal marks a milestone in EU-Canada relations and...
15.02.2017 - 16:51

ВИТС (СЕТА): избираме партньорството пред протекционизма

“Търговската политика е отново в действие. Успяхме да създадем най-напредничавото, амбициозно и съвременно търговско споразумение между САЩ и Канада. ВИТС (СЕТА) е също и европейският и...
15.02.2017 - 12:19

CETA: we choose partnerships over protectionism

"Trade policy is back on track. We have managed to work out the most advanced, ambitious and up-to-date trade agreement between the EU and Canada. CETA is also Europe and Canada's answer to...



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