Katrin Saks (born November 29, 1956 in Tallinn) is an Estonian politician. She is the vice-chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDE), Estonia, and worked in Brussels as a Member of the European Parliament elected in October 2006, when she replaced Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who was elected President of Estonia. She lost her seat in 2009.
- Estonian Diplomatic College, international relations and diplomacy (1993)
- University of Tartu, journalism (1981)
- Additional courses in Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the USA.
Professional Background 
- Concordia International University, lecturer (1998–2000)
- Open Estonia Fund, project manager (1998–1999)
- Estonian Television, programme director, member of the Board of Governors (1993–1997)
- Estonian Television, journalist (1977–1997)
Political Work 
- Member of the European Parliament, Socialist Group (2006)
- Member of the Estonian Parliament (2003–2006),
- Member, European Union Affairs Committee; Vice-chairman, Cultural Affairs Committee
- Member, Estonian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe,
rapporteur on Finno-Ugric peoples in the Russian Federation (2003–2006)
- Government of the Republic of Estonia, minister (1999–2002)
- Möödukad Party (predecessor of the SDE) (1988), Vice-Chairman, SDE Party (2005).
- Member, Broadcasting Council
- Board of Trustees of Tartu University
- Board of Trustees of the Estonian Music Academy
- President, Union for Child Welfare
- 2006: Order of the White Star, 4th class
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