Kallas, Siim (1948 - )

Kallas, Siim (Photo: www.europarl.europa.eu/.../commissioners_en.htm)

Kallas, Siim (1948 - )

Estonian Commissioner for Transport and a vice-president in the Barroso II Commission. In the first Barroso Commission 2004-2009, Siim Kallas was Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud. 

Between 1991-95 he was president of the Bank of Estonia, later became Minister of Foreign Affairs, and finally in 2002-2003 Prime Minister. Kallas is also known as the "father of the kroon" managing Estonia's switch from the Russian rouble to its own currency. 

After being a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union for almost two decades, he founded and chaired the Estonian Liberal Party



Barroso Commission http://ec.europa.eu/Commission_Barroso/index_en.htm 

Kallas' website http://ec.europa.eu/Commission_2010-2014/kallas/index_en.htm 


See also Common Transport Policy and Commission