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  • Mr Andrus Ansip
    MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member


Andrus Ansip is a member of the European Parliament, from the Renew Europe Group (Estonia), a member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. He is former European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission, in office since 2014. Previously, he was Prime Minister of Estonia from 2005 to 2014 and chairman of the liberal Estonian Reform Party from 2004 to 2014. Before his entry into politics Ansip trained as a chemist, before working in banking and business. He entered Parliament in 2004, became Minister of Economic Affairs, and subsequently Prime Minister in 2005.