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Harju County and Rapla County electoral district

30 November 1969 in Valga
In a relationship, one daughter

Education: Valga Gymnasium (former Secondary School No. 1) 1988; University of Tartu, history 1993, M.A. in history 1999

Career: newspaper Postimees, world news editor 1993–1994, Moscow correspondent 1994–1997, Editor-in-Chief 1997–2000; Baltic Centre for Russian Studies, Director 2000–2003

Party affiliation: Res Publica/Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 2001–2017

Membership in representative bodies: 10th Riigikogu (Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2003–2005, Deputy Chairman 2005–2007), 11th Riigikogu (Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee), 12th Riigikogu (Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee), 13th Riigikogu (Chairman of the National Defence Committee 2015–2016, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2016–); Valga City Council 2002–2003; elected to Viimsi Rural Municipality Council in 2005–2013

Awards: Order of the White Star, 4th class 2006; Commander of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique of the Republic of Portugal 2003; Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy 2004; Grand Cross of the Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas 2004; Knight of the National Order of Merit of France 2005; Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2009; Commander 1st Class of the Order of the Polar Star of the Kingdom of Sweden 2011; Order of Merit of the Republic of Malta 2012; Order of the Three Stars of Latvia, 3rd class 2012; Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland 2014; Officer’s Cross of the National Order of Merit of France 2016
Golden Award of the Estonian Ministry of Defence 2004; Estonian Ministry of Defence Cross of Merit, 2nd Class 2016

Other activities: NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Defence and Security Co-operation, Vice-Chairman; Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association, Chairman of the Council; NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Head of Estonian Delegation 2017–; International Centre for Defence Studies, Member of the Supervisory Board; Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Member of the Supervisory Board; Tallinn Rotary Club; reserve officer; book “Venemaa. Valguses ja varjus” (“Russia. Light and Shadows”) 2010; articles on politics in the Estonian and international press; co-author of school textbooks on recent history 2000, 2003, and on social studies 2013

Hobbies: golf, tennis



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09.01.2012 / 13:10
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09.01.2012 / 13:10
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10.01.2012 / 08:03
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11.01.2012 / 11:00
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11.01.2012 / 12:04
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12.01.2012 / 08:01
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12.01.2012 / 08:03
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