Urmas Kruuse

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Urmas Kruuse
Tartu linnapea Urmas Kruuse Tartu kuulutamisel maailma füüsikapealinnaks Tartu hansapäevade raames, 20. juuli 2012.JPG
Urmas Kruuse in 2012
Minister of Rural Affairs
Assumed office
9 April 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Ivari Padar
(as Minister of Agriculture)
Minister of Health and Labour
In office
26 March 2014 – 30 March 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Taavi Rõivas
(as Minister of Social Affairs)
Succeeded by Rannar Vassiljev
Mayor of Tartu
In office
26 April 2007 – 26 March 2014
Preceded by Laine Jänes
Succeeded by Urmas Klaas
Personal details
Born (1965-07-14) 14 July 1965 (age 51)
Elva, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Political party Reform Party
Alma mater International University Audentes

Urmas Kruuse (born 14 July 1965) is an Estonian politician who has been the Minister of Rural Affairs since 2015.[1] From 2014 to 2015, he was the Minister of Health and Labour. Kruuse is member of the Estonian Reform Party.

Early life[edit]

Kruuse graduated from Elva Secondary School and obtained the speciality of business management at International University Audentes. From 1997–1999, he worked as sales manager at Siberry Rebase Hulgiladu and from 1999–2002, as sales manager of Kesko Food AS. Kruuse has also been active as a freelance musician and has worked as a warehouse operator of Tallinna Tööstuskaubastu.

Political career[edit]

From 2002–2007, Kruuse was the Mayor of his hometown Elva and from 2007–2014, the Mayor of Tartu.[2]

Kruuse became the Minister of Health and Labour in Taavi Rõivas' first cabinet on 26 March 2014 and the Minister of Rural Affairs on 9 April 2015 in Taavi Rõivas' second cabinet.[3]


  1. ^ "New Estonian government assumes office". ERR. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Urmas Kruuse" (in Estonian). Tartu linn. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Urmas Kruuse on the website of Estonian Government (Accessed 21 April 2014)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aare Anderson
Mayor of Elva
Succeeded by
Reno Laidre
Preceded by
Laine Jänes
Mayor of Tartu
Succeeded by
Urmas Klaas
Preceded by
Taavi Rõivas
as Minister of Social Affairs
Minister of Health and Labour
Succeeded by
Rannar Vassiljev
Preceded by
Ivari Padar
as Minister of Agriculture
Minister of Rural Affairs
Succeeded by