Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš

Prime Minister Republic of Latvia

Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, was born on 13th December 1964. For the last ten years, from 2009 to 2019, he was a Member of the European Parliament.

Mr. Kariņš has been the Minister of Economics of Latvia from 2004 to 2006 and a Member of the Saeima (Parliament) from 2002 to 2009.

Before starting his political career, Mr. Kariņš was a successful entrepreneur.

K. Kariņš has acquired a Ph.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania in the linguistics specialty. The Prime Minister is fluent in Latvian, English, and German and also speaks French and Russian.