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Minister of Defence of Estonia

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Sunday 27 May 2012

Mr Reinsalu is Chairman of Pro-Patria and Respublica Union since 2012. He was nominated Minister of Defence on May 11, 2012.

Date and place of birth:22 June 1975, Tallinn

Marital status:Married, a daughter

Party affiliation: Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 2001–

Education:University of Tartu, law 1997; doctorate studies 2007–; Tallinn Secondary School No. 37 1993

Career:10th, 11th and 12th Riigikogu 2003–; Public Service Academy, lecturer 2002–2003; Res Publica, Political Secretary 2001–2002; Office of the President of the Republic, Director 1998–2001, Domestic Policy Adviser 1997–1998; Ministry of Justice, Specialist 1996–1997

Membership in representative bodies:10th, 11th and 12th Riigikogu; Tallinn City Council 2002–2003

Social activities: Estonian Institute, consultancy unit, member; Estonian Real
Estate Property Owners Central Union, chair; member of the Boards of the International Union of Property Owners and the Estonian National Opera; Estonian Defence League, the Estonian Home Decoration Foundation, and the Estonian Lawyers Union, member; League of the Broken Cornflower, patron; member of the Board of Trustees, Tallinn Sec. Sch. No. 37; member of the National and Democratic Forces Cooperation Body; assistant policeman

Awards: National Order of the Legion of Honour of France 2001; Cross of the Order of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany 2000; Greek Royal Order of the Phoenix, Commander 1999

Hobbies: literature

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