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People often talk of an ageing Estonia. Yet mature citizens play an important balancing role in the society. It is up to the young people to accelerate the development, but we must not underestimate the wisdom that comes with experience. I want to help make the third decade of the 21st century a time of intergenerational cooperation, creativity, and self-belief in Estonia. The robots will inevitably come, or rather, are already here. Creating a harmony between different generations and artificial intelligence must be one of the most exciting challenges of this century. But the key lies in the will and the skill of the people to make life in Estonia better together.
As a native of the Island of Saaremaa, I am a champion for the Estonian islands.

Estonian Reform Party Parliamentary Group
Constitutional Committee
Electoral district: Hiiumaa, Läänemaa and Saaremaa

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Urve Tiidus

Urve Tiidus

Hiiu County, Lääne County and Saare County Electoral District

6 June 1954, Rapla County
Two children

Education: Tallinn School No. 21 in 1972; University of Tartu, English (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1977

Career: Estonian Television: director’s assistant, presenter, author and editor 1977–1991; freelance translator (TV series and films), author of health programmes 1992–1994, editor of regional programmes, presenter and editor of news programme “Aktuaalne Kaamera” 1995–1999; Kuressaare City Government, Education and Culture Department, Head 1999–2001; TV channel Kanal 2, editor, news presenter 2001–2005; Mayor of Kuressaare 2005–2011; Minister of Culture 2013–2015

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 1999– (membership suspended 2001−2005), Member of Board

Membership in representative bodies: 12th Riigikogu, 13th Riigikogu (Chair of Parliamentary Group 2015–2016), 14th and 15th Riigikogu; Saaremaa Rural Municipality Council 2017–, elected to Kuressaare City Council 1999–2013

Awards: Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands 2008; Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit 2014; Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2014; Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland 2014

Other activities: Offence Prevention Council 2015–2021; Board of the National Opera 2017–2023; world organisation United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Member of Council 2007–2010; Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC), Second Vice-President 2008–2010; Lions Club Kuressaare Piret, founder, President 2008, member 2009–2021;
Estonian National Defence Course 2012, higher courses on cyber defence and digital governance 2019;
published articles, author and presenter of numerous language, children’s and health programmes

Hobbies: sports, music, reading, science, theatre, nature 

17.04.2023

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Votings

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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.
22.02.2024 / 11:05
In favourIn favour
Rejection Kohaliku omavalitsuse volikogu valimise seaduse muutmise seadus
22.02.2024 / 10:00
PresentPresent
Attendance check
21.02.2024 / 19:14
In favourIn favour
Rejection Kohaliku omavalitsuse volikogu valimise seaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 18:00
In favourIn favour
Rejection Eesti Rahvusringhäälingu seaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 17:25
In favourIn favour
Rejection Käibemaksuseaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 15:45
AgainstAgainst
Suspension of the second reading Eesti Kultuurkapitali seaduse ja hasartmängumaksu seaduse muutmise seadus
21.02.2024 / 14:18
AbsentAbsent
Final vote Euroopa Rekonstruktsiooni- ja Arengupanga asutamislepingu artikli 1 ja artikli 12 lõike 1 muudatuste heakskiitmise seadus
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