Ministry of Rural Affairs (Estonia)

The Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Maaeluministeerium) is a government ministry of Estonia responsible for policies regarding agriculture, food market and food safety, animal health, welfare and breeding, bioeconomy and fishing industry in Estonia.[1] The current Minister of Rural Affairs is Urmas Kruuse.[2]

Ministry of Rural Affairs
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Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Estonia
HeadquartersLai tn 39 // Lai tn 41, 15056 Tallinn, Estonia
Annual budget437.6 mln € EUR (2021)
Minister responsible
Child agencies
  • Agricultural Registers and Information Board (ARIB)
  • Veterinary and Food Board (VFB)
  • Agricultural Board
Websitehttps://www.agri.ee/en

List of MinistersEdit

Name Party Term of Office Duration Prime Minister
Minister of Agriculture
Jaan Leetsar Moderates 21 October 1992 8 November 1994 2 years, 18 days Laar (I)
Aldo Tamm Agrarian-Center 8 November 1994 17 April 1995 160 days Tarand (I)
Ilmar Mändmets Coalition Party and
Country People's Union
17 April 1995 17 March 1997 1 year, 334 days Vähi (II, III)
Andres Varik Estonian Country People's Party 17 March 1997 25 March 1999 2 years, 8 days Siimann (I)
Ivari Padar Moderates 25 March 1999 28 January 2002 2 years, 309 days Laar (II)
Jaanus Marrandi Centre Party 28 January 2002 10 April 2003 1 year, 72 days Kallas (I)
Tiit Tammsaar People's Union of Estonia 10 April 2003 2 April 2004 358 days Parts (I)
Ester Tuiksoo People's Union of Estonia 5 April 2004 5 April 2007 3 years, 0 days Parts (I)
Ansip (I)
Helir-Valdor Seeder Pro Patria and Res Publica 5 April 2007 26 March 2014 6 years, 355 days Ansip (II, III)
Andres Anvelt Social Democratic 26 March 2014 7 April 2014 12 days Rõivas (I)
Ivari Padar Social Democratic 7 April 2014 9 April 2015 1 year, 2 days Rõivas (I)
Minister of Rural Affairs
Urmas Kruuse Reform Party 9 April 2015 23 November 2016 1 year, 228 days Rõivas (II)
Martin Repinski Centre Party 23 November 2016 9 December 2016 16 days Ratas (I)
Tarmo Tamm Centre Party 12 December 2016 29 April 2019 2 years, 139 days Ratas (I)
Mart Järvik Conservative People's Party of Estonia 29 April 2019 25 November 2019 209 days Ratas (II)
Arvo Aller Conservative People's Party of Estonia 10 December 2019 26 January 2021 1 year, 47 days Ratas (II)
Urmas Kruuse Conservative People's Party of Estonia 26 January 2021 in office 1 year, 0 days Kallas (I)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministry of Rural Affairs" (in Estonian). Estonian Government.
  2. ^ "Ratas' second government sworn in Monday afternoon". ERR. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

External linksEdit