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As a member of the Riigikogu, it is my intention to contribute to the strengthening of the security of the Republic of Estonia and the other Baltic countries as well as Finland, our kinsman and brother-in-arms, by increasing the presence and capacity of NATO in our region. I also wish to contribute to building up comprehensive national defence based on the broad security concept and a military territorial defence strategy. One of my objectives in as a member of parliament is also to improve the health of our people through promoting a healthy lifestyle, setting up a physical exercise system for children and young people, and developing sports as a hobby.

Estonian Reform Party Parliamentary Group
National Defence Committee
Electoral district: City of Tartu

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Ants Laaneots

Ants Laaneots

City of Tartu Electoral District

16 January 1948, Kilingi-Nõmme
Married, two children, four grandchildren

Education: Kilingi-Nõmme Gymnasium 1965; Kharkiv Guards Higher Tank Command School, Tank Officer, cars, tractors and armoured vehicles exploitation engineer 1970; R. Malinovsky Military Armoured Forces Academy (Moscow, Russian Federation) 1978–1981; NATO Defence College, Rome 1997–1998; National Defence University of Finland 1999–2000

Career: Tallinn Pääsküla railway station, railway automatics assembler 1965–1966; Soviet Army: 48th Guards Tank Division, 300th Tank Regiment, commander of tank platoon, commander of training company, commander of tank battalion 1970–1978 (Ukraine), 155th Motor Rifle Division, 76th Tank Regiment, Chief of Staff 1981–1982, 78th Tank Division, 180th Tank Regiment, Commander 1982–1983, 78th Tank Division, First Vice-Commander / Chief of Staff 1982–1987 (East-Kazakhstan), Ethiopian Infantry Division, Adviser to Commander, Adviser to Army Corps Commander 1987–1989, participation in combat; Tartu Regional Department of Defence, Chief 1989–1991; Estonian Defence Forces: Chief of the Joint Headquarters 1991–1994, 1997–1999, Estonian National Defence College, Commandant 2001–2006, Commander of the Defence Forces 2006–2011; AS ESS Lõuna, Director 1994–1996; Baltic Centre for Defence Studies, Director 1999–2001; Defence Attaché of the Republic of Estonia in the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian Republic 2001–2006; Adviser to Prime Minister on security and national defence issues 2011–2014

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 2014–

Membership in representative bodies: 13th‒15th Riigikogu; Tartu City Council 1996–1997, 2013–2015, 2017–2021, also elected 2021

Awards: Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 2nd Class 2000, Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 1st Class 2012; Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland 2007, Order of the Polar Star of the Kingdom of Sweden, 2nd Class 2011; Commander Degree of the Legion of Merit of the United States of America 2012;
White Cross of the Estonian Defence League, 1st Class 2011; Medal of Merit of the Estonian Defence League, Border Guard Cross of Merit, Memorial Medal “10 Years of the Re-Established Defence Forces” and other awards of Defence Forces, Rescue Board, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior;
Order of the Red Star (USSR)

Ranks: Soviet Army: Lieutenant 1970, Senior Lieutenant 1973, Captain 1975, Major 1979, Lieutenant Colonel 1982, Colonel 1987; Estonian Defence Forces: Colonel 1992, Major General 1998, Lieutenant General 2008, General 2011

Other activities: Estonian Defence League, Chair of Council of Elders 2013–2019, Tartu District, honorary member; Tartu Toome Rotary Club;
articles on security and national defence in the Estonian press, book “Vene-Gruusia 2008. aasta sõda – põhjused ja tagajärjed” (“The Russian-Georgian War of 2008: Causes and Implication”) 2014 (in English 2016)

Hobbies: politics, history, military science, Russia and former USSR Republics, security of the Baltic states, sports

Additional information: deported to Siberia 1949–1958

10.04.2023

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  • Riigikogu otsuse "Kaitseväe kasutamise tähtaja pikendamine Eesti riigi rahvusvaheliste kohustuste täitmisel rahvusvahelisel sõjalisel operatsioonil Inherent Resolve" eelnõu (446 OE) teine lugemine
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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
AbsentAbsent
Rejection Kohaliku omavalitsuse volikogu valimise seaduse muutmise seadus
22.02.2024 / 10:00
AbsentAbsent
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
In favourIn favour
Final vote Euroopa Rekonstruktsiooni- ja Arengupanga asutamislepingu artikli 1 ja artikli 12 lõike 1 muudatuste heakskiitmise seadus
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