Andris Vītols will perform the duties of the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice 05.04.2020

Minister of Justice, Jānis Bordāns, has appointed his adviser, Andris Vītols, as the parliamentary secretary, who will take up his new duties on 6 April.

A.Vītols is a highly qualified lawyer with long-term work experience in the European Parliament. He is fluent in four foreign languages.

The past work experience of A.Vītols is related to the development and enforcement of regulatory enactments. He began his career as a lawyer in the Ministry of Agriculture, gradually becoming the Deputy Director of the Department of Legal Affairs after holding the position of a Senior Rapporteur. He continued his professional development at the European Parliament in Brussels, where he worked for eight years, and participated in the process of drafting and harmonizing EU legislation (regulations, directives and decisions).

In 2014, A.Vītols returned to Latvia to work in the Legal Department of the State Chancery, and to ensure the legal quality of draft regulatory enactments developed by the Ministries. Since July 2019, he has been working in the office of the Minister of Justice, J.Bordāns.

It is in the competence of the Parliamentary Secretary to represent the Minister in the legislative process in the Saeima, and to participate in the preparation and examination of draft laws.

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