Taavi Rõivas – progressive Premier

In the past 12 months, there has been an injection of youth into the European Council. Xavier Bettel became prime minister of Luxembourg last December while still aged just 40. Matteo Renzi became prime minister of Italy in February at the age of 39. In June, Alexander Stubb succeeded Jyrki Katainen as the prime minister of Finland, at the age of 45. Charles Michel became prime minister of Belgium in October at the age of 38. Freshest-faced of all is Taavi Rõivas, who in March became prime minister of Estonia at the age of 34.

People & Places


This report is funded by AstraZeneca. It is based on independent research undertaken by European Voice. AstraZeneca has had no editorial control over the content.


The road to Paris : challenges and chances for EU climate and energy policy

2 December 2014 - 5:30-7pm

Royal Museums of Art and History, Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels, BE

The EU wants to maintain its leadership on global efforts to combat climate change. On 23-24 October, leaders of the EU’s national governments set targets for cutting …

With: Miguel Arias Cañete, Johannes Meier, Juris Štalmeistars, Peter Liese


Payments: cornerstone of the digital economy

28 January 2015 - 6-7:30pm

Thon hotel EU, Brussels, BE

The ability to make electronic payments safely, quickly and conveniently has become an import part of the digital economy. Every day millions of businesses and consumers pay …

With: Fernando Herrero, Martin Weiderstrand, Michal Boni