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Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Juris Pūce

Date of birth: January 22, 1980


2003 – 2005                University of Latvia, Master’s Degree in Management Science

2002 – 2003                University of Latvia, Master’s degree in Law

1997 – 2002                University of Latvia, lawyer qualification

1986 – 1997                Āgenskalns State Gymnasium, secondary education


Work Experience

Since January 23, 2019 Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Nov 2018 – Jan 2019    Member of the Saeima, Member of the Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee and the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, Member of the Baltic Assembly delegation
Jun 2017 – Nov 2018    Member of the Riga City Council, Member of the Committee on Finance and Administration, Transport and Social Affairs

Dec 2013 – Oct 2018    SIA EPKO, Board Member

Feb 2010 – Dec 2013    State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics

Oct 2009 – Oct 2012     Member of Supervisory Council at the LLC Latvijas Mobilais telefons
Jun 2006 – Jan 2010     Member of the Board of the Riga Graduate School of Law

Feb 2006 – Feb 2007     Advisor to the State secretary at the Ministry of Education and Science

Jan 2003 – Jan 2010     Head of Strategy Devision of the University of Latvia


Political activity

Since Apr 2018             Co-chairperson of the political alliance For Development/Pro!

Since Nov 2014             Chairman of the party For Latvia’s Development

Jan 2014 – Nov 2014     Secretary General of the party For Latvia’s Development

Since Dec 2013             Board member of the party For Latvia’s Development


Public activity

Since Oct 2006             Board member of the University of Latvia Foundation

Jun 2000 – Jan 2010     Senator at the University of Latvia

Mar 2001 – Mar 2002    President of the Student Union of Latvia


Language skills

Latvian – native, English, German, Russian – fluent

Control of Chemical Substances
Environmental Impact Assessment
Global Climate Change
GMO free territories in Latvia
Green public procurement
Industrial Pollution
Maritime Spatial Planning
Ozone Layer Protection
Persistant Organic Pollutants
Protection of Species and Habitats
Regional development
Soil quality
Specially Protected Nature Territories
Sustainable Development of Latvia
Transboundary Air Pollution
Water Protection

Working hours
Mon: 8.30:18.00
Tue - Thu: 8.30:17.00
Fri: 8.30:16.00
MoEPRD address
Peldu Str. 25, Rīga LV-1494, Latvia
Phone:+371 66016740
Fax:+371 67820442
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