MA European Studies alum Virginijus Sinkevičius nominated as European Commissioner
The Lithuanian parliament approved the nomination of Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius for European commissioner. Sinkevičius graduated from the master’s programme European Studies in Maastricht in 2013.
Sinkevičius' nomination has already been approved by the government and President Gitanas Nauseda, and is yet to be endorsed by the European Parliament.
The 28-year-old has risen from completing a traineeship at the Lithuanian mission in the US, to becoming the Economy and Innovation Minister, and scoring the EU Commission endorsement in just six years.