Juozas Olekas

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Person.png Juozas Olekas   FacebookRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(surgeon, politician)
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Born30 October 1955
NationalityLithuanian
Lithuanian Defence Minister who reintroduced conscription

Employment.png Member of the European Parliament Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 July 2019 - Present
Preceded byGerard Batten, Sahra Wagenknecht

Employment.png Lithuanian Defence Minister

In office
13 December 2012 - 13 December 2016
"changed geopolitical situation and insufficient manning of units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces leads to a temporary reintroduction of conscription"

Employment.png Lithuanian Defence Minister

In office
4 July 2006 - 9 December 2008

Juozas Olekas 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.

Activities

As Lithuanian Defence Minister, Olekas stated in 2015 that "changed geopolitical situation and insufficient manning of units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces leads to a temporary reintroduction of conscription... The development of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will remain directed at professional military service, however, today we lack professional soldiers so a compound model will be introduced for the coming 5 years.”[2]


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