Vineta Kleinberga is a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. She has previous work experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, where she dealt with issues of institutional and economic reforms of the European Union, its future and its budget. As the Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, she was responsible for the Presidency work programme and meetings in Riga. She acquired a master’s degree at the Central European University in Budapest and has studied at the Copenhagen Business School. She also has previous work experience in Transparency International Latvia (Sabiedrība par atklātību – Delna), the Riga Graduate School of Law, Rīga Stradiņš University, and the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests focus on the dynamics of the European Union integration and Latvia’s membership in the European Union.