Egils Levits

Latvian judge, jurist and politician

Egils Levits (born 30 June 1955) is a Latvian lawyer, political scientist and judge. He was the 10th President of Latvia from July 8, 2019 to July 8, 2023.[1] He was a Member of the European Court of Justice from 2004 until his election as Latvian President in 2019.[2]

Egils Levits
Egils Levits in 2022
10th President of Latvia
In office
8 July 2019 – 8 July 2023
Prime MinisterArturs Krišjānis Kariņš
Preceded byRaimonds Vējonis
Succeeded byEdgars Rinkēvičs
Judge of the European Court of Justice
In office
2004–2019
Minister for Justice of Latvia
In office
3 August 1993 – 19 September 1994
PresidentGuntis Ulmanis
Prime MinisterValdis Birkavs
Preceded byViktors Skudra
Succeeded byRomāns Apsītis
Personal details
Born (1955-06-30) June 30, 1955 (age 68)
Riga, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
NationalityLatvian
Political partyIndependent
Latvian Way (1993–1994)
Spouse(s)Andra Levite
ResidenceRiga Castle
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
OccupationLaw

References

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  1. 13. Saeimas balsojums par Egilu Levitu.
  2. "Izraudzīti Latvijas tiesneši Eiropas Kopienu tiesā" (in Latvian). Latvijas Vēstnesis. Retrieved 3 June 2015.