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Matti Maasikas

Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Estonia

Matti Maasikas is the Deputy Minister for EU Affairs with the main task of overseeing relations with EU institutions during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Previously, among other positions, he has served as the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the EU from 2011-2016, adviser for the European Commission Bureau of European Policy Advisers, Member of Cabinet for European Commissioner for Enlargement and Economic and Monetary Affairs, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005-2008 and Ambassador of Estonia to Finland in 2001-2005.