Country: Estonia
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E254 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845279
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849279
  • STR:
    LOW T10043 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175279
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179279
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Member - EPP Group Heads of National Delegation
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - United States
  • Member - Erakond Isamaa ja Res Publica Liit
  • Member - Security and Defence
  • Substitute - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Substitute - Regional Development

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1936. Harjumaa, Viimsi. Historian. Tartu University, 1959. MP, 1992-2004. Vice-President of the Parliament (Riigikogu) 1992-1995, 1996-2003. Chairman, Pro Patria Union faction, 2003-2004. Chairman, European Affairs Committee and Co-Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee with the EP, 1997-2003. Member, Convention on the Future of Europe, 2002-2003. Member, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 1992-2000. PACE rapporteur for Ukraine, 1996-2000. Member, Constitutional Assembly of Estonia, 1991-1992. Chairman, Congress of Estonia (transition period Parliamentary Assembly), 1990-1992. Founder, 1988, and Chairman, 1993-95, Estonian National Independence Party (transformed in 1995 into the Pro Patria Union), 2002 - 2005 Chairman, Pro Patria Union party.  Active in defence of human rights and restoration of Estonian independence since mid-1970s. Awarded with Schuman Medal in 2006. MEP since 2004.



31.12.2017 - 00:45

Demonstrations in Iran

Tens of thousands of Iranians are demonstrating in different cities all over Iran against dismal living conditions, against lack of hope for any real improvement, be it economical, social or political. This is a clear indication that people...
Statue of justice
12.12.2017 - 13:07

Upholding the independence of judiciary in Iran

Urgent appeal to uphold the independence of judiciary To the President of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Hassan Rouhani To the Minister of Justice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Seyyed Alireza Avaei Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of...
Barbed wire
15.11.2017 - 18:16

Bolshevik revolution - 100 years

1.    Each tree should be assessed by its fruits.   100 years of communism in practice equals roughly 100 million victims.  This is more than victims of all other totalitarian regimes together.    2....


Press releases

"What Panama?"
17.01.2018 - 18:32

Vene propagandast Euroopa Liidu riikides

Euroopa Parlament arutas täna Vene propaganda mõju Euroopa Liidus.  Ettepaneku selleks aruteluks oli teinud parlamendi suurim,  kristlikke demokraate ja konservatiive koondav...
16.01.2018 - 19:32

EL reaktsioon olukorrale Iraanis on hilinenud ja nõrk

Euroopa Rahvapartei (ERP)  algatusel arutas Euroopa Parlament täna erakorralise küsimusena olukorda Iraanis, seoses seal kaks nädalat kestnud spontaansete meeleavaldustega....
word budget
30.11.2017 - 17:00

EL eelarve 2018: Eesti eesistumise tugev saavutus

Euroopa Parlament kiitis täna Brüsselis häältega 295 poolt ja 154 vastu heaks Euroopa Liidu 2018. aasta eelarve. Selle aluseks oli Eesti eesistumisel saavutatud kolmepoolne...