Political Group: EPP
Phone in Brussels: +32 (0)2 284 54 72
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Delegation for relations with the United States
Master's degree in philosophy (Helsinki University, 1990); postgraduate degree in philosophy (1994). Development educator, Finnchurchaid (1993-1996). Publicist (Helsinki Festival 1997). Journalist and educator on radio and television and in the press (1996-1999).
Vice-Chairwoman of the National Coalition Party (since 2006).
Party secretary of the Finnish Christian Democrats (2003).
Member of the European Parliament (since 1999). Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (1999-2004). Substitute member, Committee on Foreign Affairs (1999-2006). Member, Subcommittee on Human Rights (2004-2007).
Chairwoman, First Step Forum (human rights organisation) (since 2002).