Estonian Social Democratic Parliamentarian and KALEV President Peeter Kreitzberg died in China in his hotel room.
Kreitzberg was in China with the China-Estonia parliamentary group members, Maret Maripuu und Sven Sester. Public meetings with several representatives of the Chinese parliament and of the China Institute for International Affairs were planned.
Kreitzberg was born on the 14th December 1948 in Pärnu. Peeter Kreitzberg graduated from the University of Tartu Faculty of Mathematics in 1972 and defended his doctoral thesis in 1993 at Lund University. He has published hundreds of scientific and popular science articles on a wide range of educational and political issues.
He was the Minister of Culture and Education of the Republic of Estonia in 1995 and has been a member of the Parliament of Estonia since 1999. From 1994 he was member of the leftist party Keskerakond and since 2005 he was a Social Demokrat. Peeter Kreitzberg was on the Board of Governors of Tallinn University, the University of Tartu and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
He is the author of the books "Teaching educational objectives the classification and specification of psychological and methodological points of departure", published in the year 1987 and of "The legitimation of educational AIMS: Paradigms and Metaphor" published in 1993. In addition he published a number of articles on the topic of education in the Estonian press.
He has been awarded the Order of the Coat of Class III sign in the year 2003, the Order of Prince Henry of Portugal, Grand Officer of the Order of Merit Cross of the French Republic and the Grand Officer of the cross in the year 2001.