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Estonia has achieved excellent results in many areas but unfortunately there are many people who have been overlooked in the whirl of changes. I came to politics with a belief in changes, and I have been standing for them. There are too many children in poverty in Estonia, and the people who speak Estonian as a second language still find no understanding in our society. I believe that all children must receive good education near their home, and this means the right to life for small schools. I stand for this!

Estonian Centre Party Faction
Foreign Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Kesklinn, Lasnamäe and Pirita districts of Tallinn

Mailis Reps


Tallinn city electoral districts of Kesklinn, Lasnamäe and Pirita

13 January 1975; Tallinn, Estonia
Four sons and two daughters

Education: Tallinn Coeducational Gymnasium (former Tallinn Secondary School No. 20) 1992; Tallinn Baccalaureate Private College 1993; Kalamazoo College (Michigan, USA), social sciences 1997; University Nord, law (cum laude) 1998; Central European University (Budapest), Master of Laws (cum laude) 1999; Maastricht University, European Public Affairs, MA (cum laude) 2000; Uppsala University, European law, doctoral study 2001–

Career: International groups of Trinity College of the University of Cambridge and Studio School of English, advisor 1995; A SEED Europe (Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Development) and YWD (Young Women and Democracy) Amsterdam, Project Manager 1995–1996; Kalamazoo College, Informatics Center, assistant 1996–1997; University Nord, Adviser to Rector, Assistant of Chair of Public Law 1997–1998, lecturer of European law and international law 2000–2009; Riga Graduate School of Law, lecturer in international and comparative law 2000–2009; European Commission Directorate-General of Personnel and Administration (Belgium), Training Department, trainee, 2000–2001; Minister of Education and Research 2002–2003, 2005–2007, 2016–2019, 2019–2020

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 1998–; Vice-Chairman

Membership in representative bodies: 10th Riigikogu, 11th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee), 12th Riigikogu (Deputy Chairman of faction), 13th Riigikogu, 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee 2020–2021, Chairman of faction 2021–); elected to Tartu City Council 2002 and to Tallinn City Council 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

Other activities: Estonian Lawyers' Union; Maarjamaa Educational Society; Teachers' Assembly; Old Town Educational College, Advisory Board; Estonian Caregivers' Union

Hobbies: music and piano studies, learning of languages and cultures, gardening (farming), sport and sportive activities.



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09.01.2012 / 13:10
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