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I have worked as a diplomat, civil servant and entrepreneur, and have taken part in the processes through which Estonia regained its independence and built up its official agencies structure in the 1990s. I have advised the governments of countries carrying out democratic reforms, including Georgia and Ukraine. I took part in the Iraqi Freedom mission in 2003–2004. Areas close to my heart include individual freedoms and human rights, national defence and foreign policy, smart economy and caring businesses. In the Riigikogu, I will mostly dedicate myself to issues of security and foreign policy. I also intend to help repeal senseless regulations and take part in initiatives that take the relations between the citizen and the state to a more human level.

Estonian Reform Party Faction
Foreign Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Ida-Virumaa

Eerik-Niiles Kross


Tallinn city electoral districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme

8 September 1967 in Tallinn
Married, one daughter

Education: Tallinn Secondary School No. 21 in 1985; University of Hamburg 1989–1990; University of Tartu, history (cum laude) 1991; University of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), M.A. in history 1994; University of Tartu, Institute of Law 2000–2003

Career: Estonian Information Bureau in London, Director 1990–1991; Estonian Embassy in London, chargé d’affaires 1991–1992; Estonian Mission to the UN, Minister-Counsellor 1992; Estonian Embassy in Washington DC: chargé d’affaires 1992‒1993, Minister-Counsellor 1993‒1995; Government Office, Office of the National Security Coordinator, Security Coordinator 1995‒2000; Security Adviser to the President of the Republic 2001; OÜ Trustcorp, Member of the Board 2000–2015; Coalition Provisional Authority (Iraq), Senior Director for Intelligence Institutions Development 2003‒2004; Adviser of the Georgian National Security Council 2007‒2012

Party affiliation: Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 2011–2014; Estonian Reform Party 2014–

Membership in representative bodies13th Riigikogu, 14th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of
the Study Committee on the Development of Estonian Language Instruction 2019–2021);
 Tallinn City Council 2013–2015, 2017–2018

Awards: Order of the White Star, 3rd class 2008; Presidential Orderof Excellence (Georgia) 2013;
Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal (United Kingdom) 2007

Other activities: Estonian Reserved Officers’ Association, founding member, Captain (in reserve); Defence League; Estonian Students’ Society; Tallinn Old Town Rotary Club; NGO S-Keskus; Foundation for the Appreciation of Freedom Fight of Estonia;
has advised the governments of countries carrying out democratic reforms, including Georgia and Ukraine; participated in Iraqi Freedom mission 2003–2004;
books “Vabaduse väravad. Valik tekste 1988‒2006” (“Selected Texts 1988–2006”) 2007, and “Kross. Üksikud head mehed” (“Kross. A Few Good Men”) 2011 (co-author); has compiled the list “Pro Patria. II. Auraamat langenud ja hukkunud metsavendadele 1944‒1978 (lühinimestik). Tööversioon” (“Book of Honour for Killed and Fallen Forest Brethren 1944–1978”) 1998, compiler of memoir of writer Jaan Kross Kallid krantsid. Kirjad vangilaagritest ja asumiselt Siberis 1946–1954 (Dear Mutts: Letters from Prison Camps and Exile in Siberia 1946–1954) 2021. Numerous articles in the Estonian and international press

Hobbies: archaeology, heritage protection, militarism, history, Forest Brethren movement, freedom fights of small nations



All votes
The attendance check information only shows who were present or absent at the moment of attendance check and not during the whole day of the sitting.
19.07.2022 / 10:49
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Final vote Vabariigi Valitsuse seaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:48
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Final vote Korrakaitseseaduse, lastekaitseseaduse ja narkootiliste ja psühhotroopsete ainete ning nende lähteainete seaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:47
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Final vote Vangistusseaduse ja kriminaalhooldusseaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:46
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Final vote Karistusregistri seaduse, karistusseadustiku ja lastekaitseseaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:44
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Final vote Etendusasutuse seaduse ja rahvusooperi seaduse muutmise seadus
19.07.2022 / 10:40
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Final vote Vabariigi Valitsuse seaduse ja teiste seaduste muutmise seadus (Riigi Kaitseinvesteeringute Keskuse ümberkorraldamine valitsusasutuseks)
19.07.2022 / 10:38
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Final vote Küberturvalisuse seaduse ja teiste seaduste muutmise seadus