Taavi Aas

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Taavi Aas
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Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Assumed office
29 April 2019
Prime MinisterJüri Ratas
Preceded byKadri Simson
Mayor of Tallinn
In office
9 November 2017 – 4 April 2019
Preceded byEdgar Savisaar
Succeeded byMihhail Kõlvart
Personal details
Born (1966-01-10) 10 January 1966 (age 53)
Tallinn, Estonia
Political partyCenter Party

Taavi Aas (born 10 January 1966) is the incumbent Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, representing Estonian Center Party. He was formerly the Mayor of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.[1] Before that, he served as the Acting Mayor of Tallinn since 30 September 2015 and Vice Mayor of Tallinn from April 2005. Aas has been the Chairman of Estonian Union of the Cities since 2010.[2][3][4]

As the Vice Mayor, he coordinated the work of Tallinn City Planning Office and Tallinn Transportation Office, managing the reconstruction of Freedom Square (Vabaduse Väljak) and transition to free public transportation in Tallinn in 2013.

Aas became the Acting Mayor of Tallinn in September 2015 after the suspension of the duties of Mayor Edgar Savisaar by the Harju Land Court. In March 2017 Aas admitted he was ready to run as the candidate for Mayor of the ruling Center Party.[5][6][7]

In the 2019 parliamentary election, Aas was elected into the Riigikogu, due to which he resigned as mayor.[8] On 29 April 2019, he was sworn in as the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure in Jüri Ratas' second cabinet.[9]

Political offices
Preceded by
Edgar Savisaar
Mayor of Tallinn
2015–2019
Succeeded by
Mihhail Kõlvart

References[edit]

  1. ^ ERR (9 November 2017). "Fotod: linnavolikogu valis Taavi Aasa Tallinna linnapeaks". ERR. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Taavi Aas: diskussioonide aeg on läbi. Reidi tee rajamist toetab enam kui pool tallinlastest". Delfi. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Taavi Aas: üle poole tallinlastest pooldab Reidi tee ehitust". Tallinn (in Estonian). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Raivo Aegi vastus: Taavi Aas, kas kiidate korruptsiooni heaks?". Arvamus (in Estonian). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  5. ^ ERR (30 September 2015). "Tallinna linnapea kohusetäitja Taavi Aas: vaatame ära, mis toob edasikaebamine". ERR (in Estonian). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  6. ^ ERR, Taavi Eilat | (15 March 2017). "Taavi Aas kinnitas, et tahab saada Tallinna linnapeaks". ERR (in Estonian). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Taavi Aas' CV > Tallinn". www.tallinn.ee. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Taavi Aas to resign as mayor of Tallinn for Riigikogu". ERR. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Ratas' second government sworn in Monday afternoon". ERR. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.