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The Seimas of Lithuania has appointed Ruta Baneviciute as its new permanent representative to the European Union from August 1, the parliament said.
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The permanent representative of the Seimas to the EU assists in enhancing and developing the co-operation between the Seimas, the Office of the Seimas, and the EU institutions, as well as provides information to the EU institutions about the activities of the Seimas, and regularly informs the Seimas and the Office of the Seimas about the activities of the EU institutions.

The permanent representative cooperates and coordinates their activities with the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union. The permanent representative has a status equivalent to the status of a special attaché working at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union.

Buneviciute is a graduate of Vilnius University and holds a degree in European Integration Studies from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Up until now, she led the Office of the Seimas.

The permanent representative of the Seimas to the EU is selected by way of competition and appointed pursuant to the Law on the Permanent Representative of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania to the European Union.

Previous permanent representatives of the Seimas to the EU included Loreta Raulinaityte, Zivile Pavilonyte and Matas Maldeikis.

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