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 – 3 April 2019
Preceded byMarju Lauristin
Minister of Agriculture
In office
7 April 2014 – 9 April 2015
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Preceded byHelir-Valdor Seeder
Succeeded byUrmas Kruuse (rural affairs)
Minister of Finance
In office
5 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime MinisterAndrus Ansip
Preceded byAivar Sõerd
Succeeded byJürgen Ligi
Minister of Agriculture
In office
25 March 1999 – 28 January 2002
Prime MinisterMart Laar
Preceded byAndres Varik
Succeeded byJaanus Marrandi
Personal details
Born (1965-03-12) 12 March 1965 (age 57)
Navi, Estonia
Political partySocial Democratic Party
SpouseKristel Padar [1]
Children2 (from a previous marriage)
Alma materUniversity 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 to 1994, Executive Chairman of the Võru Farmers Union from 1994 to 1995, and Assistant to the Chancellor at the Finance Ministry from 1995 to 1997.[3][2] He was Minister of Agriculture from 1999 to 2002,[3][2] Chairman of Võru City Council from 2002 to 2005, and a member of the X, XI, XIII and XIV Riigikogu. In April 2007 he became Minister of Finance.[3] He led the Social Democratic Party from 2003 to 2009.[2]

Padar was a Member of the European Parliament for Estonia from 2009 until 2014 and from 2017 until 2019.[5] In parliament, he served on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (2009-2014) and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (2017-2019).

In addition to his political work, Padar 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 Minister of Agriculture
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Finance
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Agriculture
2014–2015
Succeeded by