Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas. Dossier | In the world | Policy

Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas.  Dossier |  In the world |  Policy


Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas and dozens more politicians of the Baltic countries are included in the search database of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The reason was the outrage against historical memory and hostility of Russia, the statement press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov reports TASS. All of them supported the demolition of monuments dedicated to the heroes and events of the Great Patriotic War.

Dossier

Kaya Kallas was born on June 18, 1977 in Tallinn (Estonia). Daughter of Siim Kallas, former Prime Minister of Estonia (2002-2003) and European Commissioner (2004-2014).

Education

In 1999 she graduated from the University of Tartu with a degree in jurisprudence.

In 2010, she received an EMBA (Master of Business Administration) degree in economics from the Estonian Business School.

Professional activity

In 1996-1997 she worked as an advisor to the director of the Vanemuine Theater (Tartu).

From 1998 to 2011, he was a sworn lawyer and partner in Estonian law firms. As a lawyer, she specialized in Estonian and European competition law.

In 2010-2011, she worked as a teacher at the EBS management training center.

Political activity

In 2010, Kaja Kallas joined the Estonian Reform Party. In 2013, she became deputy chairman of the party. Since April 14, 2018 – Chairman of the Estonian Reform Party.

From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the 11th Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu).

In 2014-2018 – Member of the European Parliament. As a member of the European Parliament, she worked on a unified digital market strategy, energy and consumer policy, and relations between the EU and Ukraine.

In 2019, the Reform Party led by Kallas won the elections to the Estonian parliament, receiving 34 seats.

On January 26, 2021, Kallas headed the government of the Republic of Estonia, becoming the first woman to hold this position.

On July 14, 2022, Callas announced her decision to resign of her own free will. The President of Estonia granted Kallas’s request for resignation, but nominated Kallas for the post of head of the new coalition government.

In 2016, Politico magazine selected Callas as one of the 40 most influential MEPs. In 2017, Politico named her one of the most powerful women in Brussels.


Sources:
tass.ru
ria.ru

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