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Asnate Kalnina (Mg.iur., MA)

Visiting Lecturer
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice


Master of Arts in European Public Affairs, University of Maastricht, 2010
Master of Social Sciences in Law, University of Latvia, 2007

Significant Professional Experience

  • Since 2014 – Ministry of the Interior (legal adviser in EU home affairs, internal security in particular)
  • 2013-2014 – Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU (coordinator of the JHA affairs)
  • 2012-2013 – State Chancellery (adviser)
  • 2011-2012 – Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (Brussels)
  • 2010 – Council of the EU (Brussels) (internship at the Co-decision Unit)
  • 2006-2009 – Ministry of Justice (legal adviser in judiciary related matters)
  • 2004-2006 – Administrative district court (judge assistant)


  • Delivering on the EU’s internal security and stability (Coping with Complexity in the Euro-Atlantic Community and Beyond: Rīga Conference Papers 2016; co-authorship with Kārlis Bukovskis)
  •  Ten “European dream” years of Latvia’s EU membership (Panorama – insights into Asian and European affairs, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, 02/2014; co-authorship with Kārlis Bukovskis)
  •  Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU: implementing the principle of good governance (Latvijas intereses Eiropas Savienībā, 2013/4)
  • Two chapters on administrative procedure law (Administratīvais process tiesa, 2008. Rīga: Latvijas Vēstnesis)

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