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Järva County and Viljandi County Electoral District

16 July 1959 in Tartu
Married, two sons

Education: Miina Härma Gymnasium (former Tartu Secondary School No. 2) 1977; University of Tartu, geography 1982, foreign economics 1993 (all degrees equivalent to Master’s degree)

Career: ESSR Planning Ctee, Planning Institute, economist 1982–1989; Saaremaa Agro-Industrial Assoc., chief specialist 1989–1990; Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Saaremaa Dept., head 1990–1991, consultant on entrepreneurial activities 1991–1992; Kaarma Rural Municipality Administration, economic adviser 1992–1993; EVEA Bank, Kuressaare branch, head 1993–1995; Minister of Defence 2005–2007; Minister of Finance 2009–2014; Minister of Education and Research 2015–2016; Minister of Foreign Affairs 2016

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 1994–, Vice-Chairman

Membership in representative bodies: 8th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Select Committee), 9th Riigikogu (Chairman of faction 1999–2002), 10th Riigi- kogu (Chairman of the Environment Committee 2003–2005), 11th Riigikogu (Chairman of the Finance Committee 2007–2009), 12th Riigikogu (Chairman of the National Defence Committee 2014–2015), 13th and 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of faction 2017–2019, Chairman of the State Budget Control Select Committee 2016–2017, 2019– 2021, Chairman of the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee 2021–); Tallinn City Council 2017–, also elected in 2005 and 2013

Awards: Order of the National Coat of Arms, 3rd Class 2011. Order for Merits to Lithuania, Grand Cross of Commander 2013, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2013

Other activies: articles in the Estonian press; TV and radio appearances

Hobbies: sport, reading



  • Krediidiasutuste seaduse muutmise ja sellega seonduvalt teiste seaduste muutmise seaduse eelnõu (312 SE) esimene lugemine
  • Aitäh! Ma loodan, et mind on kuulda. Ma ei ole enne seda formaati harrastanud. Proua minister, kas teie ise annaksite oma hoiused asutuse kätte, kes ei ole suutnud kokku panna rohkem kui 1 miljon eurot omakapitali? Eesti panganduse ja finantsturu areng on olnud kogu aeg ühesuunaline, kasvatada kapit
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04.04.2011 / 16:13
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04.04.2011 / 17:12
Closing of list
05.04.2011 / 10:02
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05.04.2011 / 10:26
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09.04.2007 / 15:09
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09.04.2007 / 15:13
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04.04.2011 / 15:17
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