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Romas Švedas

Teaching Assistant
Research areas
European Studies
International relations
Additional info
romas.svedas@gmail.com

Romas Švedas has two decades of experience in international relations.

Participated in negotiations on free trade agreements with the Nordic, Baltic and Central European countries in the field of international economic relations, as well as Lithuania’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), Member of bilateral intergovernmental commissions with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the head of the Lithuanian delegation to the bilateral Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Relations with China.

In the field of European integration, he participated in the negotiations on Lithuania’s Free Trade Agreement with the European Communities, as well as in the negotiations on Lithuania’s Associated Membership in the European Union and Lithuania’s membership in the European Union,was a member of the Lithuanian Government Commission of the European Union, negotiating chapter no. 26 External Relations Head of the Lithuanian Delegation. In 2003-2007 Romas Švedas was Deputy Head of the Lithuanian Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Representative of Lithuania in the Committee of Deputy Permanent Representatives (COREPER I).

In the field of energy policy, Acting Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania (2009-2011), was responsible for Lithuania’s electricity interconnection projects with Poland (LitPolLink) and with Sweden (NordBalt), LNG terminal and potential underground natural gas storage projects, Decommissioning of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and Development of New Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Project. Romas Švedas participated in the EU Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP), and was the representative of Lithuania in the High Level Working Group on this Plan (2008-2011). During 2009-2011 Roman Swede was Chairman of the Board of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Klaipėdos Nafta AB, Litgrid AB, Member of the Board of AB Lietuvos Dujos.

Currently, Romas Švedas is a member of the Supervisory Council of AB Klaipėdos Nafta.

Courses taught

International negotiations

Energy Security (English)

Research interests

Diplomacy

EU institutional framework

EU policy and integration

Energy security

Lithuania in the European Union

International negotiations

Public speaking