|Abassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation|
1 September 2013
|Preceded by||Fernando M. Valenzuela|
|Special Representative of the European Union to the Islamic Republic of Afganistan|
1 April 2010 – 1 September 2013
|Preceded by||Ettore Francesco Sequi|
|Succeeded by||Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania|
9 December 2008 – 26 January 2010
|Prime Minister||Andrius Kubilius|
|Preceded by||Petras Vaitiekūnas|
|Succeeded by||Audronius Ažubalis|
16 December 1964 |
Skuodas, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
|Political party||Homeland Union|
Vygaudas Ušackas (born 16 December 1964 in Skuodas, in the Lithuanian SSR's) is a Lithuanian diplomat, since September 2013 appointed as the head of European Union's delegation in Russia. Prior to that he served as the head of EU mission for Afghanistan. Prior to heading Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ušackas was the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico from 2001 through 2006, then Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Early life and education
In 1982 he finished Skuodas school and enrolled to the Vilnius University, there he received law degree in 1990. Later he continued his studies at the University of Oslo, Norway and the Aarhus University, Denmark, specializing in international politics and trade.
Between 1992 and 1996 he worked as an adviser to Lithuania's mission to NATO and European Community, soon afterwords he assumed post Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2000 and 2001 he was the chief negotiator of Lithuania's accession to the European Union.
As of 1 September 2013 Vygaudas Ušackas serves as Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation.
He has two children: Raimundas, who was born in 1991, and Paula, born in 1993.
- Vygaudas Ušackas (Lithuanian Embassy, UK; retrieved on 2008-12-03)
- EU names new Afghanistan special envoy. Retrieved on 2010-02-22
- Council decision 2010/168/CFSP of 22 March 2010 appointing the European Union Special Representative in Afghanistan, Official Journal of the European Union, L 75, 23 March 2010
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