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In my life, I have always been guided by the principle that all people, regardless of their gender, nationality or age, must be helped and valued. In the Riigikogu, I wish to continue work in the name of increasing the welfare of every person and returning our population to the path of growth. Estonia needs a policy that unites the society and takes our country forward, and where participatory democracy and a good listening skill are good practice.

Estonian Centre Party Faction

Electoral district: Harjumaa and Raplamaa

Jüri Ratas


Harju County and Rapla County Electoral District

2 July 1978; Tallinn, Estonia
married, one daughter and three sons

Education: Tallinn Nõmme Upper Secondary School 1996; Tallinn Technical University, business administration 2000; MSc (economics) 2002; doctoral studies in public administration 2007– ; University of Tartu, Institute of Law, law 2005

Career: ANR Amer Nielsen Eesti OÜ, market researcher 1996–1998; Scientific Research Institute of Construction, analyst 1997–1999; Sampo Eesti Kindlustus (insurance company), sales representative 1999–2000; OÜ Värvilised (car maintenance), Chairman of Board 1999–2002; Estonian Basketball Association, Youth Basketball Manager 2001–2002; Tallinn City Office, Economic Adviser 2002–2003; Assistant Mayor of Tallinn 2003–2004, 2005; Mayor 2005–2007; Prime Minister 2016–2021

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 2000–; Chairman

Membership in representative bodies: 11th, 12th and 13th Riigikogu (Vice-President 2007–2016), 14th Riigikogu; elected to Tallinn City Council in 2005, 2009 and 2013

Awards: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy 2018; Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands 2018; Medal of Honour of the Order of the Three Stars of the Republic of Latvia, 2nd class 2019

Other activities: Union of Capitals of the European Union, President 2006–2007; Estonian Basketball Association,Member of the Board 2006–2012, President 2012–2016; Tallinn Pirita District Administrative Council2007– 2009; Tallinn Dome Church Christian Culture and Ethical Values Study and Conference Centre Foundation 2007–2011; University of Tartu, Board of Governors 2008–2011; NGO Perega Koos, Member of the Board 2011–; opinion pieces and articles in the press

Hobbies: reading, hiking, sports



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