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Sirpa Pietikäinen

Sirpa Pietikäinen (born April 19, 1959 in Parikkala, Finland) is a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party. She is a Member of the European Parliament since 2008, and re-elected in 2009.

She was in the Hämeenlinna town council (1981-1992). She is a former Member of Finnish Parliament, former Minister for the Environment (1991-1995). Pietikäinen was the Chair of Finnish United Nations Association between 1996 and 2007. Pietikäinen was the World Federation of United Nations Associations chairwoman between 2000 and 2004. She has also worked for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and One World International.

Pietikäinen has an MBA degree from Helsinki School of Economics. She has received The Knight Commander's Order of the White Rose of Finland (1993). She speaks Finnish, English, French, Swedish and German.[1]

Her articles have been published in:

  • Vanhuus kaupungissa, WSOY 1996
  • Naisen seitsemän elämää, WSOY 1998
  • Maapallohaaste, Otava 1999
  • Kaikesta jää jälki, Avain 2008
  • Making the Green Energy Switch at a Time of Crisis (2009)

In 2003, Pietikäinen was convicted of aggravated drunk driving after moving her car in a parking lot at midnight. She was fined, given a suspended prison sentence and banned from driving for five months.[2]


External links

  • Sirpa Pietikäinen's website
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