Replacement of the Latvian Permanent Representative to the European Union
The Council of the European Union has been informed of the appointment by the Latvian Government of Ambassador Normunds Popens as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union.
Ambassador POPENS took up his duties on 20 August 2007.
( Curriculum vitae attached).
Name: Normunds POPENS
Date of birth September 8, 1966
Citizenship Republic of Latvia
Marital Status Married, one child
2001 Master of International Economics and Business Administration, University of Latvia
1994 Specialist of International Relations, Institute of International Relations,University of Latvia
1989 Master of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Riga Technical University
In the period from 1995 till 1998 special training courses at the Finnish Institute of International Marketing, Danish European Institute, World Trade Organization on different EU and foreign trade policy issues.
2007.08 - now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union
2006.08 - 2007.08 Under-Secretary of State (European Union Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
2005.01 - 2006.08 Director, European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004.08 - 2005.01 Director, European Bilateral Relations Department
2004.01 - 2004.10 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Iceland
2000.06 - 2004.07 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Norway
1999.07 - 2000.06 Deputy Director, Foreign Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998.01 - 1999.07 Head of Division, Foreign Economic Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995.08 - 1998.01 Second Secretary, Embassy of Latvia to the United States
1994.09 - 1995.08 Trade Attaché, Embassy of Latvia to the United States
1994.07 - 1994.09 Desk Officer, Division of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993.11 - 1994.07 Desk Officer, Division of America and Australia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
1992.09 - 1993.08 English Teacher, Olaine High School
1987.07 - 1993.11 Junior Researcher, Institute of Microbiology
Language skills Latvian, English, Russian, Norwegian, French