Katri Raik is the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia since November 26, 2018. She is a member of the Estonian Social Democratic Party.
Since 2015 Katri Raik worked as the Rector of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences.
During the years 2009–2015 and 1999-2007 Katri Raik was the Director of University of Tartu Narva College.
During 2007-2009 Katri Raik was the Deputy Secretary General in the area of general and vocational education at the Ministry of Education and Research.
During 1991-1999 Katri Raik worked as a referent for the Rector of University of Tartu.
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.