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Each and every resolution that is passed in this hall should be based on the best and the most diverse analysis possible, and always consider Estonia as a whole. The Riigikogu must not act as the rubber stamp of the Government and produce defective laws; there should be more debates instead of overriding others with a road roller.

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Economic Affairs Committee
Electoral district: Jõgevamaa and Tartumaa

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Peeter Ernits

PEETER ERNITS

Jõgeva County and Tartu County electoral district

11 June 1953 in Tallinn
Married, one son and three daughters

Education: Kadriorg German Gymnasium (former Tallinn Secondary School No. 42) 1971; University of Tartu, genetics 1976 (equivalent to Master’s degree)

Career: Tallinn Zoo, researcher 1976–1980; Estonian Museum of Natural History, Head of Zoology Department 1980–1988, Director 1989–1997; magazine Luup, Editor-in-Chief 1998–2002; newspaper Postimees, special correspondent 2002–2004; newspaper Maaleht, Editor-in-Chief 2004–2007, Deputy Editor-in-Chief 2008–2015; Tallinn Centre District Administration, Public Relations Adviser 2015

Party affiliation: Estonian Centre Party 2015–2018, Conservative People's Party of Estonia 2012–

Membership in representative bodies: 13th Riigikogu

Awards: Order of the White Star, 5th class 2004

Other activities: Estonian Union of Journalists, Kloogaranna Society, Haaslava Mens’ Club; Nõmme Administrative Council 1993–1999
books: “Ei või olla” 1994, 2014, “Mõned mu naabrid” 2003, “Raha pärast armastust” 2004 (co-author), “Kivialused ja teised” 2005, “101 Eesti looma” (“101 Estonian Animals”) 2012, “Jäljeaabits” (“Animal Track Guide”) 2013, "Viimane Rüütel" (A book about the life of Arnold Rüüte) 2017; translated “Loomade elu. 7. kd. Imetajad” (“Life of Animals. Vol. 7. Mammals”) 1987;
co-author of 1995 Estonian Human Development Report; interviewer of movie “Savisaar. Hetked ja arvamused” 2011; presenter of television programmes “Otseliin” (ETV), “Metsaomaniku kool” (TV3), “Vaba mõtteklubi” , "Otse kümnesse" (Tallinn TV) and Radio Kuku talk shows; numerous articles and dossiers in the Estonian press

Hobbies: politics, society, nature, painting, nature photography

26.09.2018

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  • 10:04 Riigikogu otsuse "Ettepaneku tegemine Vabariigi Valitsusele algatada käibemaksuseaduse muutmine" eelnõu (653 OE) esimene lugemine
  • Hea juhataja! Kolleegid! Eelnõu, mis siin teie ees on, on juba rahanduskomisjoni esimehe poolt põhja lastud ja naeruvääristatud. Tõepoolest, mina ei võta kümmet tabletti päevas ja me oleme eri võistlusklassides, aga ma arvan, et mul on natuke olemas tervet mõistust. Kui Mihhail Stalnuhhin
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