Juris Pūce is a Latvian economist, lawyer, and politician. He currently is the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia in the government of Krisjanis Karins and Chairman of the Board of the « Latvian Development » party. Juris Pūce was elected deputy of 13th Saeima from the « Development / For! ». He is former the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economics (2010–2013), a member of the Council of LMT (2009–2012), a member of the Board of the Riga Graduate School of Law (2006–2010), as well as a member of the Riga City Council (2017–2018).
Juris Pūce has graduated from Riga State German Grammar School. He has obtained Master’s degree with excellence in Management Sciences at University of Latvia (2003-2005), as well as Master’s degree in Law at University of Latvia (2002-2003). He has also received a professional lawyer qualification (2002).
Juris Pūce is also former economics expert on Radio SWH where he presented a monthly radio show « Pūce skaita līdzi » (Pūce is counting along).