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Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas

Taavi Aas is the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia as of 29 April 2019. He is a member of the Estonian Centre Party.

  • Taavi Aas was born on 10 January 1966 in Tallinn. He is married and a father of three. Taavi Aas became a member of the Estonian Centre Party in 2002 and is currently a member of the board of the party.
  • In 2015–2019, he was the Mayor of Tallinn; before that, as of 2005, he served as Deputy Mayor of Tallinn.
  • In 1997–2005, he was head of finance of the E-PIIM commercial association.
  • In 1993–1997, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Põltsamaa Piimaühistu.
  • Aas graduated from the Estonian University of Life Sciences in agricultural economics and management in 1991. He speaks Estonian, English, Russian, and Finnish.
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Taavi Aas
 

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 Moonika Parksepp, Advisor to the Minister, for an appointment by sending an e-mail to moonika.parksepp [at] mkm.ee.

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: 7 June 2019