The Queen invites H.E. President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite for Lunch in Copenhagen at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 13.00.
Dalia Grybauskaitė BiographyDalia Grybauskaitė was born in Vilnius in 1956. She graduated political economy from the then Leningrad University.
She defended her Ph. D. thesis at Moscow Academy of Public Sciences in 1988.
She became a program director in Prime Minister’s office in 1991.
She was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Lithuanian Mission to the EU. in 1994.
From Dalia Grybauskaitė acted as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Lithuanian Embassy in the US (1996-1999).
She served as Deputy Finance Minister (1999 – 2000). Deputy Foreign Minister( 2000—2001) and Finance Minister (2001 –2004).
Dalia Grybauskaitė was appointed EU commissioner responsible for financial programming and budget in 2004. She was elected Commissioner of the Year for her efforts to reform the EU budget. in November 2005.
Dalia Grybauskaite serves as the President of Lithuania since July 12, 2009.
State Decorations and Awards
July 12, 2009, the President was awarded the Order of Vytautas the Great with the Golden Chain.
In 2011, she received the following state decorations: Latvia’s Order of Three Stars, First Class, and the Chain; the Royal Norwegian Grand Cross of St. Olav; and the Icelandic Order of the Falcon, Grand Cross Star.
In 2012, the President was awarded the Cross of Recognition by Latvia, Xirka Ġieħ ir-Repubblika by Malta, and Monaco’s Grand Officer of the Order of Saint-Charles.
(Text: Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania. Photo: Zhong Min Peng)