Eija-Riitta Korhola

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Eija-Riitta Korhola

Eija-Riitta Korhola (née Nieminen, born on 15 June 1959 in Lahti) is a Finnish politician and former Member of the European Parliament, first with the Finnish Christian Democrats 1999–2003 and then with the National Coalition Party, both part of the European People's Party, until 2014. During her MEP years, Korhola served on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. She was also member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a deputy for the Committees on Budgetary Control and Foreign Affairs.



  • 1993-1996: Development educator, Finnchurchaid
  • 1994-1998: Assistant, radio editorial office
  • 1997: Publicist (Helsinki Festival)
  • 1996-1999: Journalist and educator on radio and television and in the press
  • 2003: Party secretary of the Finnish Christian Democrats
  • since 1999: Member of the European Parliament
  • 1999-2003: Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy, and substitute member, Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • since 2002: Chairwoman of the First Step Forum (human rights organisation)
  • since 2000: Member of the board, Yllätin Oy

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Finland)

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