At this lunch session, hosted by the European Parliament, Dr. Krišjānis Kariņš, rapporteur on the proposed updates to the directive that sets out common rules for the electricity market, will share his thoughts on the EU's Electricity Market Regulation.
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Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on directive and regulation on common rules for the internal market in electricity and prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing’. Dr. Kariņš is a Latvian politician with a background in both business and academia. He has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. He serves on the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE), the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) and Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS). Dr. Kariņš’ work on energy issues is dedicated to decreasing European dependence on imported energy sources. Dr. Kariņš was Minister of Economy of Latvia from 2004 to 2006, and a Member of Parliament in Latvia from 2002. Before entering politics, Dr. Kariņš was a successful entrepreneur, being involved in frozen foods, automotive products, and office supplies. Dr. Kariņš’ formal training is academic, having received his PhD in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.