Jean Monnet Lecture: Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius

On Tuesday, 9th of November, the current Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission, Mr. Virginijus Sinkevičius delivered the 1st Jean Monnet Lecture of this academic year. The lecture, The Economic Logic behind the European Green Deal: benefits of the green transition for the society of tomorrow, happened at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Mr. Sinkevičius is a Lithuanian politician who, in 2016, was elected to the Parliament and later in 2017, was appointed Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania. As a Minister, Mr. Sinkevičius worked towards many innovative projects, such as Artificial Intelligence Strategy - which placed Lithuania amongst the first EU countries to develop a national AI strategy - as well as The Women Go Tech initiative, the goal of which was to increase the participation of women in IT and engineering in Lithuania.

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