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Hanno Pevkur

Minister of Defence of Estonia

Hanno Pevkur assumed office as the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia on 18 July 2022. Prior to that, he was a member of the 13th and 14th Riigikogu from 2016 to 2022 and has held several ministerial positions: Minister of the Interior (2014-2016), Minister of Justice (2012-2014), and Minister of Social Affairs (responsible for the fields of work, health, and social protection). Having started his working career in law, he went on to serve in the Nõmme District Administration in Tallinn in 2000-2005, first as an administrative secretary and later as city district elder. In 2005–2007, he was a member of the Tallinn City Council, Chairman of the Nõmme District Administrative Board, and an advisor to the Minister of Justice. In 2007–2009, he was a member of the 11th Riigikogu.
Updated: April 20, 2023