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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.

Estonian Centre Party Faction
Environment Committee
Electoral district: Jõgevamaa and Tartumaa

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–

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



All votes
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.
17.05.2018 / 10:02
Attendance check
16.05.2018 / 16:26
In favourIn favour
Suspension of the second reading Eesti Haigekassa seaduse ja ravikindlustuse seaduse muutmise seadus
16.05.2018 / 15:43
2. motion to amend Pühade ja tähtpäevade seaduse muutmise seadus
16.05.2018 / 15:17
In favourIn favour
Final vote Maaparandusseadus
16.05.2018 / 15:17
Attendance check Maaparandusseadus
16.05.2018 / 15:15
In favourIn favour
Final vote Kaitseväe korralduse seaduse muutmise ja sellest tulenevalt teiste seaduste muutmise seadus
16.05.2018 / 15:15
Attendance check Kaitseväe korralduse seaduse muutmise ja sellest tulenevalt teiste seaduste muutmise seadus