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Maria Martisiute
Policy Analyst
Maria Martisiute is a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre focusing on transnationalisation and strategic analysis.

Her 10+ years of work experience spans NATO, EU, national administration in London and Vilnius, the industry, and NGOs. Before joining the EPC, Maria worked for NATO on reform in defence and security sectors with partners Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Her ideas, coupled with personal lead in restructuring the Directorate and shaping NATO’s cooperative security trust funds reform, proved critical, as did her volunteering efforts with Afghanistan (2021) and Ukraine (2022), letting her tap into complex crisis management environment.

Before that, she worked for the European Commission on EU’s strategic investments in three network infrastructures (TENs), focusing on innovative financing, impact assessment, Eastern Europe, and Rail Baltica project. Several times she accompanied and provided on the spot advice to the Commissioner for Transport during her missions in Lithuania. 

Maria lived in the UK, Spain and lately, Belgium. For 3 years she resided in the British-Japanese Chaucer College Canterbury (UK), leading English conversation classes and promoting people-to-people dialogue with international Japanese students. She also assisted Japanese students on subjects involving international relations and European integration.

Maria holds an MPhil degree in European Politics and Society from the University of Oxford and BA with Honours in Politics and International Relations with Spanish from the University of Kent in Canterbury. She spent one Erasmus year at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

PROGRAM

Transnationalisation

PROJECT

Project Presidency

Areas of expertise

Foreign, security & defence policy, human security, enlargement, infrastructure, Russia, Eastern Partnership, Indo-Pacific, innovation

Current positions

Policy Analyst

Education

MPhil European Politics and Society, University of Oxford
BA Politics and International Relations with Spanish, University of Kent

Languages

English, Lithuanian, Spanish, French and Russian (intermediate), Japanese and Swedish (basic)

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Contributions

EU sanctions / INTERVIEW
Yulia Navalnaya in Brussels: Could more EU sanctions be coming Russia's way? | DW News
Maria Martisiute did an interview with Deutsche Welle on Yulia Navalnaya's message to the European Union following the death of her husband Alexei Navalny, and potential new EU sanctions for Russia.

Watch it here.

Yulia Navalnaya in Brussels: Could more EU sanctions be coming Russia's way? | DW News
20 February 2024 - ,
Deutsche Welle
EU sanctions / INTERVIEW
EU mulls fresh sanctions over Navalny death
Maria Martisiute did an interview with Deutsche Welle on new EU sanctions on Russia following the death of Alexei Navalny.

Read it here.

EU mulls fresh sanctions over Navalny death
19 February 2024 - ,
Deutsche Welle
Hungary / INTERVIEW
EU unlikely to follow through on Hungary funding threat
Maria Martisiute provided comments to Euractiv on the EU's threat of cutting funding to Hungary if Budapest does not approve the 50 billion EUR aid package to Ukraine. 

Read the article here.

EU unlikely to follow through on Hungary funding threat
29 January 2024 - ,
Euractiv



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