Algirdas Šemeta

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Algirdas Šemeta
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European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 February 2010
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by László Kovács (Taxation and Customs Union)
Siim Kallas (Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud)
European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget
In office
1 July 2009 – 9 February 2010
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Dalia Grybauskaitė
Succeeded by Janusz Lewandowski
Personal details
Born (1962-04-23) 23 April 1962 (age 52)
Vilnius, Soviet Union
(now Lithuania)
Political party Homeland Union-Christian Democrats
Alma mater Vilnius University

Algirdas Gediminas Šemeta (born 23 April 1962) is a Lithuanian economist and the European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud.[1] He has held this post since July 2009.

A native of Vilnius, Algirdas Šemeta graduated in 1985 from Vilnius University's Faculty of Economic Cybernetics and Finance with a degree as economist-mathematician.[2] His previous position has been as Lithuania's Finance Minister, which he fulfilled from December 2008 to June 2009, having already served in the post a decade earlier, from February 1997 to June 1999. Šemeta has minimal business experience in the private sector, his career to date has been concentrated in public office as a civil servant.[3]

Following his Commission nomination by center-right Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, Šemeta has affiliated himself with the European People's Party (EPP).[4][5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dalia Grybauskaitė
Lithuanian European Commissioner
2009–present
Incumbent
European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Janusz Lewandowski
Preceded by
László Kovács
as European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union
European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
2010–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Siim Kallas
as European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud