Liina Carr was elected as ETUC Confederal Secretary at the Paris Congress in 2015. She studied law in Estonia and in England and has worked in academia, private and NGO sectors. Her current responsibilities in the ETUC include international trade, mobility and posting of workers, migration, the EU structural funds, implementation of UN Agenda 2030 and development cooperation policies. She has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) since 2004. Liina worked in the private sector in Estonia and Britain, and studied law at Tallinn College of Economics, before going on to secure a first class honours degree in law at the University of Kent in the UK, in 1999. She stayed in England as a university teaching assistant, and then in the management accounts department of a National Health Service trust. In 2002, she returned to Estonia and was appointed as European integration and training coordinator in the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions (EAKL). She was the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions’ international secretary from 2004 to 2015