Andres Anvelt is the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia since November 23, 2016. He is a member of the Estonian Social Democratic Party.
From 2015–2016, Andres Anvelt was a member of the 13th Riigikogu and served as the chairman of the faction.
- Andres Anvelt was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia from 2014–2015.
- From 2011–2014, Andres Anvelt was a member of the 12th Riigikogu, where he was the chairman of the Anti-Corruption Select Committee and belonged to several other committees.
- From 2009–2011 and in 2013, Andres Anvelt was a member of Tallinn City Council.
- From 2007–2011, Anvelt served as the Security Advisor to the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces.
- From 2004–2006, Anvelt was the Director of the Police and Border Guard College.
- From 2001–2003, Andres Anvelt was the Director of the Central Criminal Police.
- Andres Anvelt is married and a father of one child. In his spare time he enjoys recreative sports, movies and literature.
Minister of the Interior
The Minister is appointed to and removed from office by the Prime Minister.
The Minister of the Interior manages the operations of the Ministry of the Interior, and decides on matters within the area of government of the Ministry. Furthermore, the Minister reports to the Government of the Republic on matters related to activities of the Ministry of the Interior, and submits proposals for deciding on issues related to the area of government of the Ministry.
The Minister of the Interior makes proposals to the Government in respect of the budget and, as appropriate, supplementary budget of the Ministry. The Minister also decides on the use of budgeted resources and monitors the implementation of the budget. Taking into consideration the State Budget, the Minister also approves the budgets of the state agencies within the Ministry’s area of government.
The Minister of the Interior decides on establishing of state agencies managed by the Ministry, and approves their Statutes, their structure and work organisation.