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I believe that freedom, democracy, liberal economic policy and being part of Europe are the best for Estonia. This is the policy I pursue and support.

Estonian Reform Party Faction
European Union Affairs Committee, Economic Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Kesklinn, Lasnamäe and Pirita districts of Tallinn

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Siim Kallas

SIIM KALLAS

Harju County and Rapla County electoral district 

2 October 1948, Tallinn
Married, son and daughter, four grandchildren 

Education: Jakob Westholm Gymnasium (former Tallinn Secondary School No. 22) 1967 (gold medal); University of Tartu, finance and credit (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1972 (cum laude); post-graduate studies 1972–1975

Career: Ministry of Finance, official 1975–1979; Head of Central Board of Savings Funds 1979–1986; newspaper Rahva Hääl, Deputy Editor-in-Chief 1986–1989; Chairman, Estonian Trade Union Confederation 1989–1991; Governor of Eesti Pank 1991–1995; Minister of Foreign Affairs 1995–1996; Minister of Finance 1999–2002; Prime Minister 2002–2003; Vice President of the European Commission 2004–2014; Viimsi Rural Municipality Mayor 2017–2019

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 1994– 

Membership in representative bodies: XII Supreme Soviet and Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union 1989–1991; 8th–10th Riigikogu (Chairman of faction 1995, 1996–1999, 2003–2004), 14th Riigikogu (Vice-President 2019–2021, Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee 2021– ); Viimsi Rural Municipality Council 2019–, also elected in 1996, 1999 and 2017

Awards: Order of the National Coat of Arms, 2nd class 2003; Order of the National Coat of Arms, 1st class, 2015;
National Order of the Legion of Honour of France, Grand Officer; Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Other activities: 2010 founded Kristi and Siim Kallas Foundation for interpreting the history of Estonia through theatrical art at the Estonian National Culture Foundation; host of radio programme “Mnemoturniir” 1976–1989; Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu; books “Turumajandus ehk kodanike riik. Artikleid ja kõnesid aastatest 1988–2003” 2003; “Piiridest suurem Eesti. Kõned ja artiklid 2003–2004” 2004; “Kallas. Esseed, mõtted ja päevakaja 2004–2015” 2016; “Vabaduse ja kurjuse vahel. Euroopa Liidu lugu” 2018

Hobbies: reading, theatre, classical music and jazz, cycling, hiking.

15.02.2021

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  • Riigikogu otsuse "Euroopa Liidu taaskäivitamise kava rahastamise ja Euroopa Liidu Nõukogu otsuse omavahendite süsteemi kohta heakskiitmine" eelnõu (353 OE) esimene lugemine
  • Jah, meil on aega palju. Võib-olla mul nii palju vaja ei lähegi, aga igaks juhuks. Muidugi, esiteks ma teen ettepaneku seda kõnealust seaduseelnõu toetada. Oleks üsna rumal mitte toetada otsust, millega antakse rikkamate riikide arvel Eestile 1,4–1,5 miljardit eurot abiraha, mille peame kinni maksma
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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.
22.04.2021 / 10:53
In favourIn favour
Final vote Eesti Vabariigi Riigikogu pöördumine Soome Vabariigi Eduskunta poole
22.04.2021 / 10:02
PresentPresent
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21.04.2021 / 15:53
AgainstAgainst
Rejection Isikut tõendavate dokumentide seaduse muutmise ja sellega seonduvalt teiste seaduste muutmise seadus
21.04.2021 / 14:40
In favourIn favour
Final vote Jäätmeseaduse ja pakendiseaduse muutmise seadus
21.04.2021 / 14:21
AgainstAgainst
Rejection Erakonnaseaduse ja täitemenetluse seadustiku muutmise seadus
21.04.2021 / 14:10
PresentPresent
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21.04.2021 / 12:00
AbsentAbsent
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