|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014
|Minister of Social Affairs|
22 October 1992 – 20 September 1994
|Prime Minister||Tiit Vähi|
|Preceded by||Positsion established|
|Succeeded by||Toomas Vilosius|
|Member of the Estonian Parliament|
20 September 1992 – 1 July 2014
7 April 1940 |
|Political party|| Estonian
Social Democratic Party
Party of European Socialists
|Alma mater||Tallinn University|
Marju Lauristin (born 7 April 1940) is an Estonian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Estonia. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.
Early life and education
Lauristin is the daughter of the communist politicians Johannes Lauristin and Olga Lauristin, two leading politicians in the Communist Party of Estonia. She graduated from the Tartu State University (now Tartu University) in 1966 with a degree in Journalism and Sociology of Mass Communication.
Together with Edgar Savisaar, in 1988 Lauristin established Rahvarinne, the first large-scale independence movement in Estonia since the country's incorporation into the USSR. In 1990 she was deputy speaker of the Estonian parliament. From 1992 to 1994 she was the minister of Social Affairs of Estonia (Estonian Social Democratic Party/'Moderates').
Member of the Estonian Parliament, 1992–2014
Member of the European Parliament, 2014–present
Lauristin became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2014 European elections. She has since been serving on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. She later joined the Parliament's special committees created to investigate the Luxleaks scandal in 2015 into the Panama Papers scandal in 2016, respectively.
Within her parliamentary group, Lauristin served as vice-chairwoman under the leadership of Gianni Pittella from 2014 until 2016.
On the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Lauristin serves as the Parliament’s rapporteur in the ePrivacy Regulation. In addition to her committee assignments, she is a member of the Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.
- Johanna McGeary (November 1, 1990). "Challenge In the East". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- Tartu University: list of staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences
- Laurens Cerulus (February 28, 2017), Marju Lauristin is rapporteur on e-Privacy Regulation Politico Europe.
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|Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia
October 22, 1992–September 20, 1994