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I have worked in different political positions for the good of Estonia for more than 25 years. I have experience at the local government, national as well as the European level. I entered politics when the most important fight of my life began, the fight in the name of the restoration of the independence of Estonia. After that, I have always been fighting for a better and more caring Estonia. In view of my long work experience I feel that I have ideas and knowledge to apply in the Riigikogu.

Estonian Reform Party Parliamentary Group
Legal Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Mustamäe and Nõmme districts of Tallinn

Vilja Toomast

Vilja Toomast

Tallinn City Districts of Mustamäe and Nõmme

15 August 1962, Antsla
Married, one child

Education: Antsla Gymnasium 1980; University of Tartu, psychology (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1985, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, postgraduate studies 1985–1988

Career: consultation company Mainor, psychologist 1988–1990; newspaper Seitse Päeva, Editor-in-Chief 1990–1994; Assistant to Prime Minister 1990–1992; Adviser to Vice-President of the Riigikogu 1992–1994; Adviser to Minister of the Interior 1995; journal Elu Pilt, Editor-in-Chief 1994–1997; journal Baltic Review, Executive Editor 1999–2002; Tallinn Nõmme District Elder 1999; Põhja-Tallinn District Deputy Elder 2002, Elder 2005–2007; North Estonia Medical Centre, Palliative Care Service, psychologist 2017–2019

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 1998−2012; Estonian Reform Party 2013–

Membership in representative bodies: European Parliament 2009–2014; 10th Riigikogu 2003–2005 (Chair of Parliamentary Group 2004–2005), 11th Riigikogu 2007–2009 (Chair of Parliamentary Group), 13th Riigikogu 2015–2016, 2018–2019, 14th and 15th Riigikogu; Tallinn City Council 1999–2002, 2017–, also elected 2002–2013

Awards: Order of the National Coat of Arms, 4th Class 2006

Other activities: National Library of Estonia, Supervisory Board 2023–; Estonian Volleyball Federation, Member of Board 2002−2005, President 2005−2011, Vice-President 2011–2016; NGO Koos HIV Vastu (Together Against HIV), Head 2017–;
memoirs “Valguses ja varjus 1995” (“In Light and Shadow 1995”) 1996, co-author of photo album “Rahvarinne” (“Popular Front”) 1998

Hobbies: sports, literature, health care



  • Karistusseadustiku muutmise ja sellega seonduvalt teiste seaduste muutmise seaduse (trahviühiku suurendamine) eelnõu (415 SE) teine lugemine

  • Aitäh! Ma protokolli huvides ütlen, et muidu jääbki see kõlama, et justkui ma oleksin nagu öelnud, et inimesed peaksidki rohkem arestimajas istuma. Sellist mõtet ma ei ole küll, ei ole ka komisjonis väljendanud ega ole ka siin saalis väljendanud. Nii et ma tahan, et see ära parandataks. Jah, ma olen
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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.
12.06.2024 / 22:28
Suspension of the second reading Maamaksuseaduse muutmise seadus
13.06.2024 / 10:01
Attendance check
12.06.2024 / 20:44
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Final vote Riigikogu otsus „Tuumaenergia Eestis kasutuselevõtu toetamine"
12.06.2024 / 20:43
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Suspension of the second reading Riigikogu otsus „Tuumaenergia Eestis kasutuselevõtu toetamine"
12.06.2024 / 20:41
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3. motion to amend Riigikogu otsus „Tuumaenergia Eestis kasutuselevõtu toetamine"
12.06.2024 / 20:39
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2. motion to amend Riigikogu otsus „Tuumaenergia Eestis kasutuselevõtu toetamine"
12.06.2024 / 20:38
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1. motion to amend Riigikogu otsus „Tuumaenergia Eestis kasutuselevõtu toetamine"