The chamber is delighted to welcome back Arūnas Vinčiūnas, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, to look back at some of the 2014-2019 European Commission’s main achievements in the area of health and food safety and to discuss what lies ahead.
Commissioner Andriukaitis and his team have dealt with a number of complex and high-profile issues during their time in office, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), modernising EU food safety policy, endocrine disruptors, vaccines, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), launch of European Reference Networks (ERNs), health technology assessment (HTA), and the evaluation of EU legislation on medicines for children and rare diseases.
We look forward to welcoming you for an interesting and informative evening where Mr. Vinčiūnas will provide insight on these topics and engage in a discussion with the audience.
Head of Cabinet to Vytenis Andriukaitis | European Commission
Mr. Arūnas Vinčiūnas is the Head of the Cabinet of the Commissioner Andriukaitis for Health & Food Safety. Prior to this role Mr. Vinčiūnas served as an Ambassador-at-large and Deputy Permanent Representative for Lithuania between 2009 and 2014, involving a term as a President of COREPER I during the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2013. Mr. Vinčiūnas also represented Lithuania at the Political and Security Committee between 2009 and 2010. During his diplomatic carrier Mr. Vinčiūnas worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the head of the Russia Division at the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Department and later as the Director of the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy Department. Mr. Vinčiūnas was Lithuania's Ambassador in Bulgaria and has also worked in Lithuania's Embassies in Spain and Latvia.