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The population of Estonia should grow instead of decreasing, and the politicians should support this with all possible programmes and measures. It should be possible to live a decent life also outside the “golden circle” of Tallinn, but the population of counties is approaching the critical number that renders the developing of services is extremely difficult. This tendency can be counteracted by directing both capital and jobs outside Harjumaa, and also through tax differentiations. The tax system should be fairer, and investments into research and development should be greater.

Estonian Centre Party Faction
Legal Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Hiiumaa, Läänemaa and Saaremaa

Jaanus Karilaid


Hiiu County, Lääne County and Saare County Electoral District

1 February 1977 Tallinn
In a non-marital partnership, one daughter and one son

Education: Tallinn Secondary School No. 32 1996; Tallinn University, political science 2007.

Career: Institute of Economic Law and Politics, lecturer (special course in public administration) 2001; Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture 2002–2003; Estonian Centre Party Office, Coordinator 2004–2006; Chancellery of the Riigikogu, Centre Party Faction, Adviser 2006–2012; Tallinn Nõmme District, Deputy District Elder 2012–2014

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 1997–, Vice-Chairman

Membership in representative bodies: 13th and 14th Riigikogu (Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee) 2016–2021, Chairman of faction 2021–); Haapsalu City Council 2006–2009, Chairman 2009–2015, 2017–.

Other activities: Eesti Pank (Bank of Estonia), Member of the Supervisory Board; Estonian Olympic Committee, Member of the Executive Committee; Association of Estonian Cities, Member of the Board; Lääne County Local Governments Union, Member of the Board 2009–2015.

Hobbies: history, chess, racquet sports.



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