Currently two Estonians have the privilege of a high-ranking position in the European Parliament. Marju Lauristin was elected vice-president for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats on May 25.
Ansip has said that the vice president position came as a pleasant surprise, although he has also expressed a desire not to be tied to it for long. In November, the new European Commisison president, Jean-Claude Juncker, will take up his position. Ansip is hoping for a position in the Commission under the new president.