Rasa Juknevičienė

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Member of the European Parliament (EPP group)

2019 – Present

  • Vice-Chair of EPP group
  • Vice-Chair of SEDE Committee
  • Member of DEVE Committee, former co-rapporteur on Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – Global Europe
  • Substitute member of ING2 and AFET Committee
  • Substitute member of LIBE Committee
  • Coordinator of informal European Remembrance group
  • Vice-Chair of the DSCA – Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee


Minister of National Defense of Lithuania (2008-2012)

Member of NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1999 – 2008 and 2012 – 2018)

  • President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2018
  • Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2008 and 2016-2018
  • Member since 1999, serving as
    • Rapporteur of the Political Committee (2007 to 2008 and 2014 to 2015)
    • General Rapporteur (2016 to 2018)

Member of Lithuanian Parliament Seimas

1990 – 1992 and 1996 – 2019

  • Signatory to the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania signed on March 11, 1990.
  • Member of the Seimas for 7 legislative terms with the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats party and its predecessors
  • Member of the Committee of National Security and Defence
  • Deputy Speaker of the Seimas in 1999-2000

Initiator and Head of the Lithuanian Parliament Group for Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the Nordic Countries (Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland, Kingdom of Sweden) (1996-2004)

Member of an Advisory Council of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Washington DC (2014 – Present) 

Member of a Council of European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Brussels (2018 – Present)

Graduate of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, worked as a pediatrician until 1992.

Born on 26 January 1958 in Tiltagaliai, Panevėžys district, Lithuania.





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