Urve Palo

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Urve Palo
SDE Urve Palo.jpg
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology
In office
23 November 2016 – 22 August 2018
Prime MinisterJüri Ratas
Preceded byLiisa Oviir (Minister of Entrepreneurship)
Succeeded byRene Tammist
Minister of Entrepreneurship
In office
9 April 2015 – 14 September 2015
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Preceded byAnne Sulling (Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship)
Succeeded byLiisa Oviir
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
In office
26 March 2014 – 9 April 2015
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Preceded byJuhan Parts
Succeeded byKristen Michal
Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs
In office
4 April 2007 – 21 May 2009
Prime MinisterAndrus Ansip
Preceded byPaul-Eerik Rummo
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born (1972-07-10) 10 July 1972 (age 46)
Haapsalu, Estonia
Political partySocial Democratic Party (2006-)
Spouse(s)Janek Palo [1]
Children2
Alma materUniversity 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 November 2016, the coalition led by Rõivas fell apart and a new coalition was formed by Center Party, SDE and IRL.[4] On 23 November 2016, Palo was nominated as the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. Palo continued in her position until July 2018, when she submitted her resignation while stating that she would leave politics at the end of her term in Riigikogu.[5][6]

In 2010, Palo participated as a celebrity contestant on the fourth season of Tantsud tähtedega, the 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.
  4. ^ "President appoints Jüri Ratas' government". ERR. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Urve Palo quits Social Democratic Party, resigns as minister". ERR. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Estonian entrepreneurship, IT minister to resign, leave politics". The Baltic Times. LETA/TBT. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
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
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Rene Tammist