Prime Minister Andrus Ansip of Estonia

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Ansip has been involved in several banking and investment ventures.
In 1998, Ansip was elected as Mayor of Tartu as a candidate of the centrist-right Reformierakond (Reform Party), a position which he held until 2004, to great popular acclaim and very high ratings in the opinion polls.
On March 31, 2005, Ansip was charged by President Arnold Rüütel to form a government, following the 24 March 2005 resignation by Prime Minister Juhan Parts.
Ansip was able to form a coalition with Keskerakond ("Center Party", populist) and Rahvaliit ("Peoples' Party", rural), which was approved by the Riigikogu on April 12, 2005.
This move by Ansip has been criticized both in domestic and foreign press, notably in The Economist, which wrote of it as an act of "jealousy.
Andrus Ansip is married to gynecologist Anu Ansip (b.
On July 31, 2007 Ansip was recognized for "his service in fight for Estonian freedom and Estonian national idea" by Estonian Central Council in Canada.
Andrus Ansip is the current Prime Minister of Estonia; his first cabinet took office on April 12, 2005 after being approved by Riigikogu by 53 members out of 101.
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Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has suggested that the criteria set forth by the Maastricht treaty regarding euro accession may be too severe.
Estonia's Andrus Ansip is in Pristina.
Gates and Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip discussed Russian behavior and new cooperation on cyber security during meetings here today.
Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has been re-confirmed following victory in March elections.
Global Insight Perspective SignificanceThe new government should be stable, considering the government's majority, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has been convincingly elected, and will continue in the post he has held since 2005.
The new government of Andrus Ansip has been sworn in by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, with the three-party coalition led by Ansip's Reform Party, with 31 parliamentary seats.
Ansip has shied away from giving a firm target for adoption, but it Global Insight currently forecasts 2010 as the earliest date for compliance with convergence criteria (see European Union: 12 December 2006: The Euro Race: The Road Ahead.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Ansip has promised increased defence spending to 2.
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how to lead during an economic crisis,” writes Laar.
Ansip said the future coalition needs to have a broad-base in order to survive the full four-year term of office.
Ansip said the meetings will focus on establishing common ground.
Andrus Ansip was born on Monday, October 01, 1956 in Tartu and he is a famous head of state from Estonia.
In his talk, “How a Former Soviet Satellite Became One of the World’s Most Free Economies,” Ansip said that “freedom means something very special to Estonians.
Estonia unanimously supports the aspirations of the holder of the Presidency to reach an agreement on the Package at the upcoming European Council," Ansip said adding that all parties should work towards this goal.
Tallinn, Stenbock House, 14 January 2009 ? Today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip met with the President of the Norwegian Parliament Thorbjörn Jagland, who this summer will apply for the position of Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
At the meeting, Andrus Ansip expressed approval that in addition to active political activity, Thorbjörn Jagland is ready to apply for the position of Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said that Estonia supports a coordinated approach to riding out the crisis, stressing at the same time the need to take into account the local situation in the Member States and their freedom to act.
Tallinn, Stenbock House, 9 December 2008 ? Today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said at the Riigikogu that the membership of Estonia in the European Union is not just the exploitation of historical opportunities or a step taken merely to increase gains but a natural development of the choices made 90 years ago at the creation of the Republic of Estonia.
Andrus Ansip was sure that just like every other Member State, Estonia has also strengthened the European Union.
In order to achieve these goals, Ansip says the freedoms of the domestic market must be expanded, including proceeding with the agricultural reform, making the joint budget more supportive of competition, liberalising world economy, reaching an agreement at the climate negotiations and establishing rules and opportunities for the establishment of a common energy market.
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip praised the great work done by both parties: ?The fact that in half a year, we have gone from a vision document to cooperation priorities approved at the government level shows a good intention to achieve common goals.
businessmen should manage their risks themselves and he will make politics.
In October 2005, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip had publicly reacted to the AIA publication, and many local and russian media outlets reported on the fact.
PM Ansip has been quoting Mises a lot recently and read the "Liberalism" recently.
Ansip has read the book, on the book presentation he quoted Liberalism from several different places regarding labor market.
Ansip has read the book, on the book presentation he quoted Liberalis.
Ansip says 2010 is a realistic target.
Celebrating to the sounds of Queen's We are the Champions, Ansip said nothing was excluded.
ANKARA - Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said that Turkey is a democratic country, adding that there is no reason for not finding a democratic solution for any problem in Turkey.
Holding a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, Ansip said that they want to see Turkey within the EU.
Ansip said that they acclaim Turkey`s economic successes, noting that growth rates of Turkey and Estonia are very close to each other.
Noting that Estonia developed especially in informatics technology sector, Ansip said that Turkey is improving in this sector too.
Ansip said that his accompanying delegation is comprising entrepreneurs from computer technology sector, expressing hope that entrepreneurs of both Turkey and Estonia will make important cooperations.
Ansip said that Turkey and Estonia are good allies within NATO, adding that both countries support each other at international level.
Commenting on closure case against Justice & Development (AK) Party, Ansip said that Turkey is a democratic country, and all political problems should be solved in parliament, not in courts.
But Ansip said the programme of his Reform Party was closer to that of the nationalist Pro Patria-Res Publica bloc.
Economists have said the country faces an overheating problem but Ansip has said he will not dampen growth in order to meet the conditions to adopt the euro.
Ansip has said 2010 is a realistic target date.
On August 17, 2005, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip met in his office with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing.
Ansip said that his memory of last visit to China two years ago is still fresh and he was deeply impressed by the rapid growth, and the long history and culture of China.
Gates and Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip discussed Russian behavior and new cooperation on cyber security during meetings in Estonia's capital.
SARAJEVO) - Estonia is to withdraw its small contingent of peacekeepers from Bosnia in line with European Union cutbacks, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said here Tuesday.
Ansip has called for removing the Bronze Soldier monument and war grave, which Russians see as a tribute to the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany, but which many Estonians consider a painful reminder of five decades of Soviet oppression.
Within the framework of an official visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip is touring the Dnipropetrovsk region.
TALLINN) - Estonia opposes fellow EU newcomer Poland's demands for new voting rules in the 27-nation bloc, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said Monday.
Estonia definitely opposes re-opening the package of the institutional set-up of the EU, which Poland has hinted at in order to increase its weight in the Council of the European Union, Ansip said in a statement released by his office.