Ivari Padar

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Ivari Padar
Ivari Padar MEP 01.JPG
Member of the European Parliament
for Estonia
In office
7 June 2009 – 6 April 2014
In office
6 November 2017 – Incumbent
Minister of Agriculture
In office
7 April 2014 – 9 April 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Helir-Valdor Seeder
Succeeded by Urmas Kruuse (rural affairs)
Minister of Finance
In office
5 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Preceded by Aivar Sõerd
Succeeded by Jürgen Ligi
Minister of Agriculture
In office
25 March 1999 – 28 January 2002
Prime Minister Mart Laar
Preceded by Andres Varik
Succeeded by Jaanus Marrandi
Personal details
Born (1965-03-12) 12 March 1965 (age 53)
Navi, Estonia
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Kristel Padar [1]
Children 2 (from a previous marriage)
Alma mater University of Tartu

Ivari Padar (born 12 March 1965[2]) is an Estonian politician. He is a former Minister of Finance,[3] Minister of Agriculture and chairman of the Estonian Social Democratic Party.[2][4]

Padar was born in Navi, Võru Parish, Võru.[3] He was Deputy Mayor of Võru from 1993–94, Executive Chairman of the Võru Farmers Union from 1994–95, and Assistant to the Chancellor at the Finance Ministry from 1995-97.[3][2] He was Minister of Agriculture from 1999-2002,[3][2] Chairman of Võru City Council from 2002–05, and a member of the Riigikogu from 2003-07. In April 2007 he became Minister of Finance.[3] He led the Social Democratic Party from 2003 to 2009.[2] Padar was Members of the European Parliament for Estonia 2009–2014 and from 2017.[5]

He is a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.[6]

Personal[edit]

Judoka Martin Padar is Ivari Padar's cousin.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivari Padar jäi vastuvõtul jalgupidi abikaasa kleidi sisse kinni". Delfi. 26 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Profile at Party of European Socialists website.
  3. ^ a b c d e CV at Estonian government website.
  4. ^ Profile, Social Democratic Party website; accessed 14 March 2015..
  5. ^ "Marju Lauristini asemel läheb europarlamenti Ivari Padar". Postimees. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. ^ "About Us – Reconciliation of European Histories Group". Reconciliation of European Histories Group. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Et vend Ivari ei peaks pärast istungit kaposse minema" (in Estonian). Delfi. 14 March 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Andres Varik
Minister of Agriculture
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Jaanus Marrandi
Preceded by
Aivar Sõerd
Minister of Finance
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Jürgen Ligi
Preceded by
Helir-Valdor Seeder
Minister of Agriculture
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Urmas Kruuse