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Chairman's biography

Nils Ušakovs

Date of birth: 08.06.1976

Education:

2002 Cand.oecon degree (M.Sc. in Anglo-Saxon system) at the Economics Department of the Social Sciences Faculty of the Southern Denmark University. Specialization – European Integration Issues
1999 Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Latvia. Specialization – analytical economics (the studies took place within the frames of the Eirofakultāte (Euro faculty) program)

Work Experience:

20th June, 2013 Reelected to the post of the Chairman of Riga City Council
1st July, 2009 Elected to the post of the Chairman of Riga City Council
October, 2006 Elected to the 9th Saeima (Parliament of Latvia)
2005 Entered the National Harmony Party. In November 2005 he was unanimously elected to the post of the Chairman of the Political Union «Harmony Centre». On 27th November Nils Ušakovs was repeatedly elected to the post of the Chairman of the Board of the Political Union «Harmony Centre» for two years. He is a naturalised citizen of Latvia
2004 Received the Ciceron Award established by the Latvian Union of Journalists and the University of Latvia for the input in journalism. He was a Member of the Board of the public organisation «Baltic Forum»
From January, 2005 Editor of the evening news for Lithuania and Estonia
March, 2004 –November, 2005 Editor of the News Service of the First Baltic Channel,  prepared news releases of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
2001-2004 Host and Editor of the weekly program «Nedēļas tēma» (Theme of the week), television channel TV5
Till July 2002 Editor, News and Politics Department, newspaper «Teļegraf»
April 2000 -September 2001 Editor, News and Politics Department, newspaper «Respubļika»
1999 - 2000 Correspondent of LTV News, Latvian Public Television
1998 -1999 roducer, Baltic Division of the Russian TV channel NTV


Languages: Russian — native, Latvian and English — fluent, German and Danish — basic, Swedish — learning.

Hobbies:
sports — running and cycling

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