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MEP Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

Finland
Start of mandate:
02.07.2019
Last name:
PIETIKÄINEN
First name:
Sirpa
Born:
19.04.1959, Parikkala
Group:
Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Party:
Kansallinen Kokoomus
Committees:
Delegations:
Date Name of document MEP's vote Policy area MEP's vote
Date Name of document MEP's vote Loyal / Rebel to political group Policy area MEP's vote

Parliamentary activities

Participation in roll-call votes:
85.64%
 
 
1652 out of 1929 votes
Ranking: 660th
Loyalty to political group:
84.56%
1397 out of 1652 votes
Ranking: 589th
Loyalty to national party:
90.52%
1441 out of 1592 votes
Ranking: 691st

How this MEP influences EU policy (sample)

Voting behaviour reveals that, compared to the EPP group, this MEP is more supportive of introducing qualified majority voting on fiscal legislation.

Additionally, we found that, compared to the EPP group, this MEP is less supportive of unrestrained tax competition between Member States.

For more information on how MEPs work to shape EU policies, contact us at secretariat@votewatcheurope.eu.

Curriculum vitae

  • Education

  • 1982 - Negotiation theory instructor, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Eastern Finland
  • 1982 - A-lehdet (media company), agents' department, summer job
  • 1980-1981 - Kultakeskus Oy (jewellery manufacturer), summer job, marketing analysis and planning, customer surveys (goldsmiths and watchmakers), later specific project assignments
  • 1979-1980 - Marketing research studies for Ajanmies Oy (1979), Teinitalo Oy (1980), and Suomen Hippos ry (1981)
  • 1979 - Postitie Ky, summer job, international correspondence and assistance duties
  • Professional career

  • 1986 - Master's degree in business studies, Helsinki School of Economics
  • 1978 - Secondary school graduate, Hämeenlinna Coeducational High School
  • Political career

  • Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 1989-1995 - Coalition Party Environmental Policy Committee, Coalition Party Chair, Vice-Chair
  • 1989-1995 - Coalition Party Programme Committee, Chair
  • 1989-1991 - Coalition Party Education Policy Advisory Committee, member
  • 1989-1991 - Coalition Party Cultural Policy Committee, member
  • 1986-1987 - Conservatives for Peace, Chair
  • 1986-1991 - Coalition Party Foreign Policy Task Force, member
  • 1986-1991 - Coalition Party Advisory Committee on Regional and Local Government, member
  • 1978-1980 - Etelä-Häme Coalition Party District Delegation, member
  • 1977-1985 - Etelä-Häme Coalition Party Cultural Policy Committee, member
  • 1976-1977 - Etelä-Häme Young Coalition Party, Secretary for School Affairs, member of the District Board and the Executive Committee (1977-79)
  • 1979-1982 - Conservatives in business studies, member of the Executive Board (management consultancy (Creative Only Oy))
  • Offices held in local government bodies
  • 1981-1992 - Hämeenlinna Town Council, councillor, Vice-Chair of the council group (1985-1992)
  • Offices held in a regional assembly
  • 1988 - Member of the Presidential Electoral College
  • Offices held in regional government bodies
  • 1982-1989 - Häme Provincial Federation, member of the Executive
  • 1984-1986 - Häme Province Regional Policy Advisory Committee, member
  • 1984-1989 - Häme Province Regional Policy Advisory Committee, member
  • Offices held in a national parliament
  • 1983-2003 - Member of the Finnish Parliament (serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Environment Committee, the Committee on the Future, the Second Committee on Laws, the Committee on Legal and Economic Affairs, and the Grand Committee)
  • Offices held in a national government
  • 1991-1995 - Minister of the Environment (member of the EU Ministerial Committee)
  • Offices held in the EU institutions
  • 2009-2012 - Member of the European Parliament, member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and the Special Committ
  • Offices held in other European organisations
  • 2010 - Alzheimer Europe, member of the Board
  • 2009 - GlobeEU, President
  • 1998-2002 - European Centre for Conflict Prevention, member of the Board
  • 1989-1993 - EDU (European Democratic Union), Ecosocial Market Economy Commission, Chair
  • 1987-1991 - Member of the Nordic Council
  • Offices held in other international organisations
  • 2006-2012 - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), member of the Board of Advisers
  • 2000-2004 - World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), Chair
  • Other activities

  • 2013 - Muistiliitto (Alzheimer Society of Finland), Vice-President of the Union Council
  • 2012 - Fortum Advisory Council, member
  • 2012 - Finn Church Aid, member of the Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Martha Organisation, Vice-Chair of the Board
  • 2011 - Savings Banks Research Foundation, member of the Board
  • 2011 - Kansanvalistusseura (Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation), member of the Board
  • 2011 - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, EU Advisory Committee, member
  • 2010 - Viherympäristöliitto (Finnish Association of Landscape Industries), President
  • 2010 - Kehitysvammaisten taiteilijoiden tuki ry (association in support of artists with intellectual disabilities), member of the Board
  • 2008 - University of Helsinki, Lammi Biological Station, Environmental Research Foundation, member
  • 2007 - Kone Foundation, Saari Residence, Chair of the Advisory Board
  • 2006 - Kone Oyj, member of the Board
  • 2008 - Lammi Savings Bank, member of the Board
  • 1995 - Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, member of the Board
  • 1999-2012 - Savings Bank Union, member of the Board of Supervisors
  • 1997-2003 - Finnair, member of the Board of Directors
  • 1995-2010 - Civil Society Conflict Prevention Network (KATU), President
  • 1999-2005 - Fairtrade Finland, President
  • 1996-2001 - Club of Rome, President of the Finnish national association
  • 1996-2000 - Parliamentarians for Global Action, member of the Council
  • 1996-2007 - Finnish UN Association, President
  • 1997-2005 - Earth Action, member of the Board of Directors
  • 1995-2002 - Ympäristötalousyhdistys (environmental economy association), President
  • 2010 - ‘Mitä Halla-Aho tarkoittaa’, pub. Savukeidas
  • 2009 - ‘Making the Green Energy Switch at a Time of Crisis’, Bagehot
  • 2008 - ‘Kaikesta jää jälki’, pub. Avain
  • 1999 - ‘Maapallohaaste’, pub. Otava
  • 1998 - ‘Naisen seitsemän elämää’, pub. WSOY
  • 1996 - ‘Vanhuus kaupungissa’, pub. WSOY
  • Honours

  • - MEP Award (animal welfare), the Parliament Magazine (2015), ‘Kiitos eläimiltä’ award, Ystävät yhdessä ry (2014), Häme Environmental Award, Häme Environment Centre (2009), Environmental Impact Assessment of the Year award, Finnish Association for Impact As