|Member of the European Parliament for Latvia|
20 March 1964 |
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
Mirskis was born in Vilnius. He is a graduate in civil engineering from the Polytechnic Institute in Kaunas (1986). Mirskis worked as a building project leader (1986 – 1989, 1990 – 1992), taking one year break for service in the Soviet Army as commander of a radiation reconnaissance unit. Upon ending his service, with the rank of first lieutenant, he resumed his work in construction.
In 1992, Mirskis was made a technical director and seven years later became the general manager of a construction company. He retired from business to become an advisor to the mayor of Riga (2001–2005), later being elected to Saeima, the Latvian parliament (2006–2009).
Since July 2009 he is serving as 1 of the 9 Latvian MEPs in the European parliament, affiliated with the Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group. Mirskis is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and a substitute in the Committee on Regional Development.
- "Aleksandrs Mirskis on the European Parliament website". Europarl.europa.eu. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
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