H.E. Mr Rein Tammsaar

H.E. Mr Rein Tammsaar

Ambassador,
Permanent Representative
of Estonia to the EU

Rein Tammsaar

Professional experience

2020 – Ambassador, Permanent Representative
Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
2018 – 2019 Ambassador, Representative of Estonia to the PSC
Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
2017 – 2018 Director General, Policy Planning
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015 – 2017 Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister
Government Office
2011 – 2015 Senior Counsellor, Political Section
EU Delegation to the Russian Federation, EEAS
2010 – 2011 Director, Division for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affaires
2004 – 2009 Advisor/national liaison, SG/HR Solana’s Early Warning and Policy Unit
General Secretariat of the Council of the EU
2001- 2003 Desk Officer, Policy Planning Department
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998 – 2001 Public Diplomacy diplomat, Estonian Embassy in Moscow
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affaires
1994 – 1998 Various responsibilities within the department of Public Diplomacy and Political department.

Education and training

2002 – PhD studies (Political Science and International Relations), University of Tartu
1998 – 2000 MA (Political Science), Moscow State Institute for International Relations
1995 – 1996 Diploma (International Relations), Diplomatic School of Spain
1993 – 1994 Diploma, (International Relations), Estonian School of Diplomacy
1985 – 1992 BA (Philology), Pedagogical University of Tallinn

Foreign languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian
Hobbies: Football, fishing, gym, travel