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Member of the Riigikogu
Estonian Centre Party

EE - 15165 - Tallinn

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 24/06/2019 to 18/06/2023

In the Assembly

  • from 24/06/2019 to 18/06/2023 Representative - Estonia

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/04/2023 to 18/06/2023)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 10/10/2022 to 24/04/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 31/05/2022 to 18/06/2023)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 25/01/2021 to 09/10/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 26/06/2020 to 18/04/2021)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 24/06/2019 to 29/09/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 24/06/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 14/09/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 19/04/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Urmas REITELMANN (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 10/10/2022 to 18/06/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Eerik-Niiles KROSS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 19/04/2021 to 30/05/2022)


Last speeches

13/10/2022 | 11:35:34 Honoured President, members of the Parliamentary Assembly, First of all, I would like to express my deepest support to the Ukrainian people, those who have lost loved ones, who are injured, and who are bravely fighting for the freedom of Ukraine. On February 24th the Russian Federation launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine. In March the Parliamentary Assembly indeed responded promptly to Russia's barbaric actions by expelling the aggressor from the organisation. However we are still... 15/03/2022 | 20:12:50 Honourable President, members, I would like to start my speech with pointing out one simple fact: the Russian Federation’s actions against Ukraine is a war that brings destruction, heart-breaking losses, and death of civilians and innocent children. This war started already eight years ago, and the aggressor has never taken responsibility for its actions. Let's name things as they are. The Assembly has always played the role of Europe’s guardian of human rights and democracy. Defence and... 27/01/2022 | 12:22:28 Honoured President, Dear colleagues, One cannot remain impartial to the events on recent challenges to security in Europe unfolding around us. Unfortunately, the current geopolitical situation because of Russia’s demands to overview the architecture of European security is very tense. The European continent is going through turbulent times. And the particular questions that we have to address and to consider is: What is the role for the Council of Europe and all European countries within... 26/01/2022 | 15:51:50 Honoured President, Dear Colleagues, At the opening of the Assembly's part-session on 24 January 2020, to Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS supported – by the required number of members of the Assembly – challenged the still unratified credentials of the Parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation on substantive grounds pursuant to Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure. The Parliamentary Assembly decided to refer the challenge to the Monitoring Committee for report and in keeping with Rule 8.3 of the... 30/09/2021 | 15:54:25 Honourable President, dear colleagues, I would like to thank the rapporteur for such important work. The situation on the Latvian, Lithuanian, and Polish border with Belarus is not only a regional security concern for us. Currently, several dozen persons from Iraq and Afghanistan are stranded on the EU-Belarusian border. President Alexander Lukashenko uses migrant trafficking as a hybrid attack to undermine the values and the unity of the EU countries. He manipulates defenceless people, who...