Olev Aarma has worked in Estonian Parliament for 19 years dealing with EU affairs before and after the accession. Main areas of responsibility and expertise included organization of EU-related activities of the Parliament as well as decision-making process on EU matters between the Parliament and the Government. As an expert on parliamentary involvement in European affairs, Olev has been on short term missions in Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and on broader parliamentary oversight issues in Moldova and Libya. Olev has been a member of election observation missions in Azerbaidjan, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia.
The main aim of his position here is to advise the Parliament how countries have tackled EU integration in the past and to find best possible solutions to Moldova. His main function is to liaise between the Parliament and its units and EU Delegation and other HLAs. He also provides advice and know how other Parliaments have arranged their approach to approximation.