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Siim Kallas

Assumed office 
22 November 2004
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Neil Kinnock

In office
November, 1995 – November, 1996
Prime Minister Tiit Vähi
Preceded by Riivo Sinijärv
Succeeded by Toomas Hendrik Ilves

In office
28 January 2002 – 10 April 2003
Preceded by Mart Laar
Succeeded by Juhan Parts

In office
2004 – 2004
President Romano Prodi
Preceded by Joaquín Almunia
Succeeded by Joaquín Almunia

Born 2 October 1948 (1948-10-02) (age 61)
Tallinn, Estonia
Political party Estonian Reform Party (ELDR)
Alma mater University of Tartu

Siim Kallas (born 2 October 1948 in Tallinn) is an Estonian politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud. He is also one of five vice-presidents of the 27-member Barroso Commission. He has been nominated as commissioner for Transport and vice-president in the second Barroso Commission. [1]

Kallas has been Prime Minister of Estonia, Estonian Minister of Finance, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and member of the Riigikogu. Kallas is a member and former leader of the free-market liberal Estonian Reform Party. Kallas was a vice-president of Liberal International. He was previously a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. [1]



  • 1967-1972 Budget and Finance, University of Tartu, M.Sc.
  • 1968-1972 The military department of the University of Tartu, Lieutenant
  • 1972-1975 Economics of environmental protection, University of Tartu, PhD


Personal life

Language skills: Active: Estonian (mother tongue), English (primary working language), Finnish, Russian, German. Passive: French. Married to doctor Kristi Kallas; one son and one daughter. The ancestors of Siim Kallas were of Baltic German and Estonian origin. Kallas has been an active participant in the restoration of Estonian statehood.


  • KALLAS Siim International Who's Who. accessed 4 September 2006.

European Parliament Answers to Commissioner Designate M. Kallas

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Political offices
Preceded by
Riivo Sinijärv
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1995 – 1996
Succeeded by
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Preceded by
Niels Helveg Petersen
Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
Succeeded by
Tarja Halonen
Preceded by
Mart Laar
Prime Minister of Estonia
Succeeded by
Juhan Parts
Preceded by
Joaquín Almunia
European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs
(jointly with Joaquín Almunia)
Succeeded by
Joaquín Almunia
Preceded by
Neil Kinnock
(Administrative Reform)
European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Loyola de Palacio, Neil Kinnock
Vice-President of the European Commission
(jointly held position)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New title
Estonian European Commissioner
Succeeded by


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