Jevgeni Ossinovski

Jevgeni Ossinovski
Jevgeni Ossinovski.jpg
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
In office
30 May 2015 – 9 June 2019
Preceded by Sven Mikser
Succeeded by Indrek Saar
Minister of Health and Labour
In office
14 September 2015 – 2 May 2018
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Jüri Ratas
Preceded by Rannar Vassiljev
Succeeded by Riina Sikkut
Minister of Education and Research
In office
26 March 2014 – 9 April 2015
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
Preceded by Jaak Aaviksoo
Succeeded by Jürgen Ligi
Personal details
Born (1986-03-15) 15 March 1986 (age 34)
Kohtla-Järve, Estonia[1]
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Tartu (BA)
University of Warwick (MA)
London School of Economics (MSc)

Jevgeni Ossinovski (born 15 March 1986) is an Estonian politician, former leader of the Estonian Social Democratic Party.[2]

Early life and education

He is the son of Oleg Ossinovski (et), a prominent railway industrialist who moved to Estonia from Kazakhstan in the 1980s.

London School of Economics and Political Science has awarded him MSc in Comparative Politics (with Distinction) in 2010.[3]

Political career

Ossinovski was the Minister of Education and Research from 26 March 2014 to 9 April 2015.[4] Since 14 September 2015 he is the Minister of Health and Labor.[5]

In March 2017, Ossinovski chaired the first ever gathering of the Party of European Socialists’ health ministers.[6]

In April 2018, Ossinovski announced that he would step down as minister in order to focus on the party ahead of the 2019 parliamentary election.[7] On 2 May 2018, his cabinet position was passed to Riina Sikkut.[8] After the Social Democratic Party suffered a loss in the election and was left in the opposition, Ossinovski announced that he would stand down as the leader of the party.[9]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2015-05-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Ossinovski valiti sotside uueks juhiks, Mikser loobus".
  3. ^ "LSE Digest 2009-2010" (PDF).
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Galerii: Ilves nimetas ametisse uued ministrid".
  6. ^ First meeting of PES health ministers endorses child guarantee Party of European Socialists, press release of March 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ossinovski to step down as minister". ERR. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  8. ^ "New ministers Sikkut, Mäggi sworn in". ERR. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Jevgeni Ossinovski standing down as SDE leader". ERR. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Sven Mikser
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Indrek Saar