Remigijus Šimašius

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Remigijus Šimašius
BornJanuary 12, 1974
Taurage, Lithuania
OccupationMayor of Vilnius

Remigijus Šimašius (Lithuanian: Remigijus Šimašius; January 12, 1974, Taurage, Lithuania) is the mayor of Vilnius since 2015. He is Lithuanian lawyer, politician, member of the Seimas (2012-2016), Minister of Justice of Lithuania from 2008 to 2012, economist.

Biography[change | change source]

Remigijus Šimašius graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University.

He then studied as a doctoral student at Mykola Romeris University.

On September 17, 2002 he became Doctor of Laws.

In 2002-2008, he was a teacher (lecturer) in the field of law in Nicholas Romeris University and Vilnius University.

From 1995 to 2008, Remigijus Šimašius was a legal expert and economist at the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LLRI). In 2006, he bacame a President of the Institute.[1]

Politics[change | change source]

From 2008 to 2012, Remigijus Šimašius was Minister of Justice in the government of Kubilius.

In 2015, he was elected mayor of Vilnius.[2]

In June 2016, members of the Liberal Movement elected Remigijus Šimašius as a chairman of the party.[3]

In 2017, he left the "Union of Liberals of Lithuania".[4]

In 2019, Remigijus Šimašius created a public committee "For Vilnius, which we are proud of" and on March 17, 2019, in the second round he was re-elected mayor of Vilnius, gaining in the second round 59% of the vote.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LLRI)". Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  2. "Избранный мэром Вильнюса Р. Шимашюс обещает больше прозрачности". (in Russian). 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  3. "Liberalai nusprendė: Eligijų Masiulį pakeis Antanas Guoga". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  4. "„Liberalų sąjūdžio" vadovybėje – byrėjimo metas: R. Šimašius palieka pirmininko kėdę". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  5. BNS. "Шимашюс и его общественный комитет первыми собрали необходимые для участия в выборах подписи". DELFI. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  6. Якучёнис, Вайдотас Бенюшис; Саулюс. "Мэром Вильнюса переизбран Шимашюс". DELFI. Retrieved 2021-04-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)