Sven Mikser

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sven Mikser

Sven Mikser 2017-05-25 (cropped).jpg
Mikser in 2017
Member of Parliament
for Estonia
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
In office
23 November 2016 – 29 April 2019
Prime MinisterJüri Ratas
Preceded byJürgen Ligi
Succeeded byUrmas Reinsalu
Minister of Defence
In office
26 March 2014 – 14 September 2015
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Preceded byUrmas Reinsalu
Succeeded byHannes Hanso
In office
28 January 2002 – 10 April 2003
Prime MinisterSiim Kallas
Preceded byJüri Luik
Succeeded byMargus Hanson
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
In office
16 October 2010 – 30 May 2015
Preceded byJüri Pihl
Succeeded byJevgeni Ossinovski
Personal details
Born (1973-11-08) 8 November 1973 (age 46)
Tartu, Estonia
Political partyCentre Party (Before 2005)
Social Democratic Party (2005–present)
Alma materUniversity of Tartu
WebsiteOfficial website

Sven Mikser (born 8 November 1973) is an Estonian politician.


As a member of the Estonian Centre Party from 2002 to 2003, Mikser served as the minister of defence in the Siim Kallas' cabinet.

Mikser was the leader of the Social Democratic Party between 16 October 2010 and 30 May 2015.[3] He has been the Minister of Defence since 26 March 2014 in Taavi Rõivas' first and second cabinets.[4] On 23 November 2016 he assumed the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Jüri Ratas.[5]

Mikser was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.[6] He has since been serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on Security and Defence. In addition to his committee assignments, he is part of the Parliament's delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Ossinovski valiti sotside uueks juhiks, Mikser loobus". Postimees. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ "New Estonian government assumes office". ERR. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser". Government of Estonia. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Eestist valitud Euroopa Parlamendi liikmed on teada". Pärnu Postimees (in Estonian). 27 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2020.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Jüri Luik
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Margus Hanson
Preceded by
Urmas Reinsalu
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Hannes Hanso
Preceded by
Jürgen Ligi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Urmas Reinsalu
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jüri Pihl
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Jevgeni Ossinovski