speaker bio

Juris Puce

Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Republic of Latvia

Juris Puce is the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia. He's also the Co-Chairman of the party ''Attīstībai/Par'' and the Chairman of the Board of the party "Latvijas attīstībai''.

He was elected deputy of 13th Saeima. Before that, he was a member of the Riga City Council. Puce is former the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economics (2010–2013), a member of the Council of LMT (2009–2012) and a member of the Board of the Riga Graduate School of Law (2006–2010).

Interesting fact:

Juris Puce has two Master's degrees – in Management Sciences and Law, both obtained at the University of Latvia.