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:
  • Coordinator - Industry, Research and Energy
  • Member - Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • 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

Money laundering
19.04.2018 - 11:07

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become much more difficult. The financial system will become more transparent. New risks through...
High voltage post
14.03.2018 - 12:45

Greens jeopardise key infrastructure energy projects

Statement by Krišjānis Kariņš MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee, after the vote in Plenary on the objection to the Union list of Projects of...
High voltage post
21.02.2018 - 11:43

Creating a true EU electricity market to benefit consumers

“We want to do away with heavy state subsidies and instead let the market do the job of supplying industries and households with affordable and secure energy inside the EU”, said the EPP...



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