New Estonian government sworn in

  • 2022-07-18
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The second government of Prime Minister Kaja Kallas took the oath of office in front of the Riigikogu on Monday afternoon.

By taking the oath, the coalition government made up of the Reform Party, Isamaa and the Social Democratic Party (SDE) stepped into office.

From the Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Minister of Social Protection Signe Riisalo and Minister of Rural Affairs Urmas Kruuse continue in the posts occupied by them in the previous government. The defense portfolio, which also belongs to Reform in the new government, went to Hanno Pevkur. 

The ministers representing Isamaa are Urmas Reinsalu as minister of foreign affairs, Tonis Lukas as minister of education and research, Riina Solman as minister of public administration, Kristjan Jarvan as minister of entrepreneurship and information technology and Lea Danilson-Jarg as minister of justice.

The ministers appointed by SDE are Piret Hartman as minister of culture, Madis Kallas as minister of the environment, Riina Sikkut as minister of economic affairs and infrastructure, Peep Peterson as minister of health and labor and leader of the party Lauri Laanemets as minister of the interior.