MEP

Henna VIRKKUNEN

Country: Finland
Address(es):
  • BRU:
    ASP 11E209 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845226
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849226
  • STR:
    LOW T09044 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175226
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179226
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Member - South Africa
  • Member - Industry, Research and Energy
  • Member - Kansallinen Kokoomus
  • Substitute - Arab Peninsula
  • Substitute - Transport and Tourism

Curriculum vitae

I joined the National Coalition Party, Kokoomus, when the debate about whether Finland should join the European Union or not was as its hottest. This was a time of the worst depression and youth unemployment in Finland and I was determined to work for a better future. I've been a member of the city council of Jyväskylä since 1997, and during 2005-2008 I was the Chairwoman of the council. Ten years after being elected to the city council, I was elected to the Finnish Parliament.

From December 2008-2011, I was Minister for Education and Science, and after the parliamentary elections in 2011, I became Minister of Public Administration and Local Government. After the Left Alliance left the government in March of 2014, I became the Transport Minister. In the European Parliament, I sit on the Industry, Research & Industry Committee and the Transport Committee.

MEP since 2014.

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06.07.2018 - 13:05

Virkkunen pääneuvottelijaksi Verkkojen Eurooppa -ohjelmassa

Europarlamentaarikko Henna Virkkunen on valittu EU-parlamentin pääneuvottelijaksi Verkkojen Eurooppa -ohjelmassa. Ohjelmalla on esitetty rahoitettavaksi yli 42 miljardilla eurolla energia...
EUROCORPS' soldiers do a military simulation on the ground with chariot, trucks, guns, weapons and some wounded soldiers
12.06.2018 - 07:48

Virkkunen: EU:n puolustusunioni etenee

Euroopan unionin infrarahoitusta ollaan suuntaamassa sotilasjoukkojen liikkuvuuden parantamiseen yli rajojen. EU-komissio esittää osana monivuotista rahoituskehystään 6,5...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
29.05.2018 - 07:50

Virkkunen: Rekkojen päästönormit vauhdittavat innovaatioita

Kokoomuksen europarlamentaarikko Henna Virkkunen kannattaa päästörajojen asettamista myös raskaille ajoneuvoille. EU-komissio esittää osana puhtaan liikenteen...

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