Krišjānis KARIŅŠ

Country: Latvia
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E206 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845205
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849205
  • STR:
    LOW T10031 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175205
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179205
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - EPP Group Heads of National Delegation
  • Member - United States
  • Member - Industry, Research and Energy
  • Member - Partija "VIENOTĪBA"
  • Substitute - Euronest
  • Substitute - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
  • Substitute - Economic and Monetary Affairs

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1964. Latvia. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, linguistics (1996). B.A. University of Pennsylvania, linguistics (1988).Chairman of the company PK SIA (1994-2002).Member of the Latvian Parliament (since 2002). Minister for Economic Affairs of Latvia (2004-2006).Founder, Jaunais laiks party (2002). Member of the bureau, Jaunais laiks party (2003-2007). Chair of the bureau, Jaunais laiks party (2007-2008). Member of the bureau, Jaunais laiks party (since 2008).Chair of the 'Jaunais laiks' parliamentary party (2002-2004; 2006/2007). Minister for Economic Affairs of Latvia (2004-2006).B.A. Summa Cum Laude, elected to Phi Beta Kappa.MEP since 2009.



steel factory
24.02.2016 - 13:13

EPP Group declaration on the steel sector

The European steel sector supports the jobs of 350,000 people and is of key importance for our manufacturing industry. But substantial drops in demand for steel and severe challenges, in terms of restructuring and a lack of investment, threatens the...
15.10.2015 - 10:15

Appeal to save the life of Dr. Mohammed Ali Tahiri

This is an urgent appeal to the President of Iran, Mr. Hassan Rouhani, to the Head of Iranian judiciary, Mr. Sadeq Larijani, and to the international community to pay special attention to Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri’s legal appeal against his...
Net Neutrality
04.05.2015 - 10:17

Digital Agenda: we expect an ambitious proposal from the Commission

We want to tear down barriers to the Digital Single Market in the EU and make the digital economy one of the most important drivers for growth and jobs. Recently, the EPP Group adopted its position on the digital economy - a paper that outlines...


Press releases

28.02.2017 - 16:10

Time to move to solutions on car emissions

“We need stronger rules for type approval of cars in the European Union that will effectively deal with the emission problems from diesel cars uncovered by the work of this Inquiry Committee....
28.02.2017 - 12:34

More transparency to address terror financing, tax evasion

"The behaviour of criminals has not changed. They use anonymity to launder their illicit proceeds or finance terrorism. We have to make sure that the legislation addresses the threats to our...
Climate change
13.12.2016 - 10:58

Clean energy has to go hand-in-hand with job creation

“Increasing the competitiveness and strengthening the weight of industry in the EU economy has to go hand-in-hand with our climate and energy objectives and should be further strengthened in...



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