Aleksandrs Mirskis

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Aleksandrs Mirskis
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Member of the European Parliament for Latvia
In office
2009–2014
Personal details
Born (1964-03-20) 20 March 1964 (age 50)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR

Aleksandrs Mirskis (in Latvian; Russian: Александр Мирский, Alexander Mirsky; born 20 March 1964 Vilnius) is a Latvian politician.

Mirskis was born in Vilnius. He is a graduate in civil engineering from the Kaunas University of Technology (1986). Mirskis worked as a building project leader (1986 – 1989, 1990 – 1992), taking a 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.[1]

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 the Saeima, the Latvian parliament (2006–2009).[1]

After July 2009 he was 1 of the 9 Latvian MEPs in the European parliament, affiliated with the Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group. Mirskis was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and a substitute in the Committee on Regional Development. He was not re-elected at the European election in 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexander Mirsky on the European Parliament website". Europarl.europa.eu. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2011-12-17.