Urve Palo

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Urve Palo
SDE Urve Palo.jpg
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology
Assumed office
23 November 2016
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas
Preceded by Liisa Oviir (Minister of Entrepreneurship)
Minister of Entrepreneurship
In office
9 April 2015 – 14 September 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Anne Sulling (Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship)
Succeeded by Liisa Oviir
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
In office
26 March 2014 – 9 April 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Juhan Parts
Succeeded by Kristen Michal
Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs
In office
4 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Preceded by Paul-Eerik Rummo
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1972-07-10) 10 July 1972 (age 46)
Haapsalu, Estonia
Political party Social Democratic Party (2006-)
Spouse(s) Janek Palo [1]
Children 2
Alma mater University of Tartu

Urve Palo (born 10 July 1972) is an Estonian politician, a member of the Social Democratic Party.[2]

Palo was born in Haapsalu. From April 2007 until May 2009 she served as Estonian Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs. She also served as the Minister of Entrepreneurship in Taavi Rõivas' second cabinet from 9 April 2015, but resigned on 31 August while being disappointed with the coalition with the Reform Party.[3]

In 2010, Palo participated as a celebrity contestant on the fourth season of Tantsud tähtedega, an Estonian version of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional dancing partner was Aleksandr Makarov.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minu taust ja kontaktid". Urve Palo. 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ CV at Estonian government website
  3. ^ "SDE votes to continue in government; Palo resigns". ERR. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul-Eerik Rummo
Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
Juhan Parts
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Kristen Michal
Preceded by
Anne Sulling
Minister of Entrepreneurship
2015
Succeeded by
Liisa Oviir
Preceded by
Liisa Oviir
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology
2016–present
Incumbent