|Member of the European Parliament for Lithuania|
|Assumed office |
2 July 2019
|Minister of National Defence|
13 December 2012 – 13 December 2016
|Prime Minister||Algirdas Butkevičius|
|Preceded by||Rasa Juknevičienė|
|Succeeded by||Raimundas Karoblis|
4 July 2006 – 9 December 2008
|Prime Minister||Gediminas Kirkilas|
|Preceded by||Gediminas Kirkilas|
|Succeeded by||Rasa Juknevičienė|
|Born||6 January 1961|
Bolshoy Ungut, Soviet Union
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Lithuanian University of Health Sciences|
Juozas Olekas (born October 30, 1955) is a Lithuanian surgeon and politician, a former Minister of National Defence, from 2006 to 2008. In 1990 and from 2003 to 2004 he also served as the Health Minister. In 2019 he was elected to the European Parliament.
Between 1994 and 1997 he was a chief physician at the Vilnius University hospital.
Olekas is married to Aurelija Olekienė, they have two daughters.
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