Influence Index 2020: Most Influential Lithuanian MEPs

Note: this country-based report is part of the broader study that measured the influence of MEPs from all 27 EU Members States. To consult the methodology and cross-country comparisons check out the full study.

The analysis uses data and insights from the one-year period up to August 2020. There have since been some changes in European parliamentary seats and leadership positions. 


1) Vilija Blinkevičiūtė (Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija, S&D) is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, and has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. She is a member of Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Blinkevičiūtė was also a rapporteur on the dossier on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for 2014-2020 and is currently a rapporteur for opinion on a dossier on fighting inequality and work-in poverty. In the past, Blinkevičiūtė has been working on dossiers on social protection for self-employed workers, improving work-life balance, and fighting female genital mutilation. She is currently a member of the intergroup on children’s rights.

2) Petras Auštrevičius (Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis, Renew Europe) is an expert on foreign policy, having been a foreign affairs advisor and Lithuanian ambassador to Finland, as well as Parliament member specialised in NATO- and foreign affairs. Within the European parliament, Auštrevičius is the Coordinator of Security and Defense for Renew Europe and Chair of Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan. He is currently a rapporteur on a dossier on the European neighborhood policy, concerning the Eastern Partnership. He is also working on the EU association agreement with Ukraine and the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty.

3) Andrius Kubilius (Tėvynės sąjunga-Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai, EPP) is a former Prime Minister of Lithuania, who currently is Chair of Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and head of the Lithuanian Christian Democrats in the EP. Kubilius is a member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Industry, Research and Energy. He is also an opinion rapporteur on the dossier on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Kubilius is a member of the intergroup on European Cultural Heritage and the intergroup on Artificial Intelligence and Digital.

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Read our overall assessment on the most politically influential MEPs in the European Parliament and the most politically influential MEPs on different policy areas.

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