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My aim in politics is to defend our sovereignty, and to hold and develop Estonia as a nation state where it is safe for people to live and to realise their potential.

State Budget Control Select Committee, Constitutional Committee
Electoral district: Mustamäe and Nõmme districts of Tallinn

Urmas Reinsalu


Tallinn City Districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme 

22 June 1975 Tallinn, Estonia
Married, two daughters 

Education: Tallinn Secondary School No. 37 in 1993; University of Tartu, law (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1997

Career: Ministry of Justice, Specialist, 1996–1997; Office of the President of the Republic, Domestic Policy Adviser 1997–1998, Director 1998–2001; Political Party Res Publica, Political Secretary 2001–2002; Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, Lecturer, 2001–2002; Minister of Defence 2012–2014; Ministry of Justice 2015–2019; Minister of Foreign Affairs 2019–2021 

Party affiliation: National Coalition Party Isamaa (Pro Patria) / Res Publica / Isamaa 1992–, Vice-Chairman 

Membership in representative bodies: 10th Riigikogu (Chairman of Constitutional Committee), 11th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of faction 2007–2009, Chairman of Social Affairs Committee 2009–2011), 12th and 13th Riigikogu (Chairman of faction 2011–2012, 2014–2015), 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of the State Budget Control Select Committee 2021–); Tallinn City Council 2002–2003, also elected in 2009 and 2013

AwardsCommander of the Greek Order of the Phoenix 1999; Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2000; Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France 2001; Grand Cross of Commander of the Order for Merits to Lithuania 2013; Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2014

Other activities: Member of Estonian Real Property Owners Central Union and Estonian Lawyers’ Union
Collection “Urmas Reinsalu: sõnavõtud ajaveebis, meedias, avalikkuses” („Urmas Reinsalu: Comments in Blog, Media and Public“) 2009 

Hobbies: literature



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