Currently head of the EC Representation in Rīga (since September 2011) was Director of Social and Information Society Statistics in Eurostat, European Commission in 2008 – 2011, and Director of Economic and Regional Statistics in 2005-2008. From 2001-2005 she was Chair of the Latvian Public Utilities Commission in charge of regulation of electricity, gas and telecommunication markets as well as railway and postal services. From 1999 – 2001, she was Senior Advisor to Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. From 1991 to 1999, she was Director of Economic Analyses and Fiscal Policy Department in the Latvian Ministry of Finance, and Advisor to Minister of Finance. Dr. Steinbuka is professor of economics at the Latvian University and full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.