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Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson

Kadri Simson is the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia from 23 November 2016. She is a member of the Estonian Centre Party.

  • From 2007–2016, Kadri Simson was a member of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Riigikogu. From 2009–2016, she was the Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction, and from 2007–2009, the Deputy Chairman of the National Defence Committee.
  • In 2013, Kadri Simson was elected in Pärnu City Council and in 2009, she was elected as a member of Tallinn City Council.
  • From 2003–2007, Kadri Simson was the Secretary-General of the Estonian Centre Party.
  • In 2003, Kadri Simson served as the Research Assistant of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
  • From 2001–2002, Kadri Simson was the Advisor to the Mayor of Tallinn and in 1999, the Advisor of Tallinn City Council.
  • From 1998–1999, Kadri Simson served as the Consultant of the European Documentation Centre of the University of Tartu.
  • Born on 22 January 1977 in Tartu, Kadri Simson has graduated from Tartu Secondary School No. 10, acquired a degree in History at the University of Tartu and a Master’s degree in Political Science from University College London.
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Kadri Simson
 

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure

The Minister will be assigned to and released from the office by the President of the Republic on Prime Minister's proposal.

 

  • The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of results of national economic policy.
  • The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure leads the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and decides on the matters within its area of government. Additionally, the Minister reports on the activities of the Ministry to the Government of the Republic and submits proposals on deciding over issues related to the Ministry’s area of government.
  • The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure appoints the heads of state authorities belonging to the Ministry’s area of government as well as the deputy secretary generals and the heads of departments of the Ministry.
  • The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure submits proposals to the Government on the Ministry’s budget and supplementary budget, if necessary. At the same time, he decides on the use of budget resources and monitors the implementation of the budget. The Minister also approves the budgets of the state authorities belonging to the Ministry’s area of government on the basis of the state budget.
  • The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure decides on the establishment of the state authorities belonging to the Ministry’s area of administration and approves their statutes, structure, and work organisation.

Appointment with the Minister 

Please contact Jaan Männik, the Adviser to the Minister of the Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, to make an appointment with the Minister, by either e-mail jaan.mannik [at] mkm.ee or by calling +372 625 6365.

You are kindly asked only to address the Minister in cases when you have been unable to find a solution to your problem, for some reason, by contacting the officials of the Ministry.

The following will be required for the appointment: 

  • Give an overview of the question or problem for which you require an answer.

  • Leave your contact information (telephone and e-mail address), so we can specify the issue to be discussed at the potential meeting, the time of the meeting or any other related circumstances.

 

Last updated: 21 February 2017