Juozas Olekas

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Juozas Olekas
Juozas Olekas portrait.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Minister of National Defence
In office
13 December 2012 – 13 December 2016
Prime MinisterAlgirdas Butkevičius
Preceded byRasa Juknevičienė
Succeeded byRaimundas Karoblis
In office
4 July 2006 – 9 December 2008
Prime MinisterGediminas Kirkilas
Preceded byGediminas Kirkilas
Succeeded byRasa Juknevičienė
Personal details
Born (1955-10-30) 30 October 1955 (age 66)
Bolshoy Ungut, Soviet Union
(now Russia)
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materLithuanian University of Health Sciences
Vilnius University

Juozas Olekas (born 30 October 1955) is a Lithuanian surgeon and politician, a former Minister of National Defence, from 2006 to 2008. In 1990 and from 2003 to 2004 he also served as the Health Minister. In 2019 he was elected to the European Parliament.[1]

Olekas studied at Kaunas Institute of Medicine from 1974 to 1976, and at Vilnius University from 1976 to 1980.

Between 1994 and 1997 he was a chief physician at the Vilnius University hospital.

Olekas is married to Aurelija Olekienė, they have two daughters.


  1. ^ "EP NARIAI IŠ LIETUVOS". www.europarl.europa.eu (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2020-05-16.

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