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I want to shape an economic environment where anyone can build a successful business, find work that suits their abilities, or get an education. It is important that Estonia's strong sides – sound public finances, rapidly developing ICT-sector, high level of education – do not disappear but continue to be used extensively in the future. When making decisions with a long-term progress in mind, we must not forget that the Estonian population is set to decline and age over the next decades.

Estonian Reform Party Faction
European Union Affairs Committee, Finance Committee
Electoral district: Mustamäe and Nõmme districts of Tallinn

Maris Lauri


Tallinn city districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme

1 January 1966 Kiviõli, Estonia

Education: Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium (former Kohtla-Järve Secondary School No. 1) 1984; University of Tartu, economic cybernetics 1989, MSc Economics 1994

Career: Estonian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, Senior Accountant 1989–1991; Ministry of Economic Affairs, Investments Department, specialist 1993–1994; Eesti Pank, Economic Analysis Department, specialist 1994–1996; Bank of Tallinn, economic analyst 1996–1998; Hansapank/Swedbank, economic analyst/head of department 1998–2011; “OÜ Oeconomia”, owner 2011–; Economic Adviser to Prime Minister 2014; Minister of Finance 2014–2015; Minister of Education and Research 2016

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 2014–; Member of the Board

Membership in representative bodies: 13th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of faction 2016–2019); 14th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of Finance Committee); Tallinn City Council 2017–2018

Awards: Order of the White Star, 5th Class 2008

Other activities: Estonian Health Insurance Fund, Supervisory Board 2017–2018; Estonian Genealogical Society; Estonian Reform Party Women's Association NaiRe, Chairwoman.
Academic activities in institutions of higher education (lectures, seminars, tutoring, participation in committees, opponent at dissertations): University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Business School, Audentes University, Private School of Social Sciences “Veritas”.
Articles and opinion pieces in the Estonian press. Textbook “Ühiskonnaõpetuse õpik gümnaasiumile. II” [“Social Studies Textbook for Gymnasiums. Part II”], co-author 2014. Public appearances in media, at seminars, training courses and various events

Hobbies: history, genealogy



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26.01.2023 / 10:00
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Final vote Välisinvesteeringu usaldusväärsuse hindamise seadus
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