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I have worked as the manager of an agricultural enterprise, a rural municipality mayor, a city mayor and the Minister of Rural Affairs. Development of local governments and creation of jobs are the issues that are important to me. I wish that life in rural areas would develop, that farmers would feel equal with the farmers of other European Union countries, that people would not leave Estonia, and that salaries and pensions would be adequate to provide subsistence.

Rural Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Võrumaa, Valgamaa and Põlvamaa

Tarmo Tamm


Võru County, Valga County and Põlva County Electoral District

3 December 1953 Kioma Village, Põlva Rural Municipality, Põlva County, Estonia
Divorced, two sons and one daughter, three grandchildren

Education: Tihemetsa Technical School, mechanisation 1974; Estonian University of Life Sciences, agricultural economist 2007

Career: OÜ Põlva Agro, workshop manager 1976–1991; Põlva Rural Municipality District Mayor 1991–1993; Põlva Rural Municipality Mayor 1993–1999; Mayor of Põlva 1999–2011; Minister of Rural Affairs 2016–2019

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 2002–

Membership in representative bodies: 12th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of Constitutional Committee 2014–2015), 13th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of Finance Committee 2015–2016, Chairman of faction 2016), 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of Rural Affairs Committee); Põlva Rural Municipality Council 2019–2021, also elected in 2013; elected to Põlva City Council 1999-2009

Awards: Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands 2018;
Põlva County Coat-of-Arms Badge 2018

Hobbies: sports, pets, gardening



  • Euroopa Liidu ühise põllumajanduspoliitika rakendamise seaduse muutmise seaduse eelnõu (439 SE) teise lugemise jätkumine
  • Ükskõik, et komisjoni esimeest kindlasti ei mainita. Ma tahan lihtsalt öelda, et üks ideaalne situatsioon, kus kõik osapooled on rahul esimese ja teise lugemise ajal – nii valitsus, huvigrupid kui ka poliitikud – ja ühtegi parandusettepanekut ei ole, siis öeldakse, et see eelnõu on nagu jama. Selles
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20.01.2022 / 11:40
1. motion to amend Riikliku pensionikindlustuse seaduse muutmise seadus
20.01.2022 / 10:00
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19.01.2022 / 20:52
Rejection Vedelkütuse erimärgistamise seaduse ja Euroopa Liidu ühise põllumajanduspoliitika rakendamise seaduse muutmise seadus
19.01.2022 / 18:43
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Final vote Meresõiduohutuse seaduse muutmise seadus
19.01.2022 / 18:36
In favourIn favour
Final vote Ekspordi riikliku tagamise seaduse muutmise seadus
19.01.2022 / 14:00
Attendance check
19.01.2022 / 12:00
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