Liisa Jaakonsaari

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Liisa Jaakonsaari in 2014.

Liisa Anneli Jaakonsaari (born September 2, 1945 in Oulu) is a Finnish Social Democratic politician. She was a city councillor in Oulu from 1972 until 1995. She was also a member of the Finnish parliament from 1979 until 2009, when she was elected into the European Parliament.

Jaakonsaari was the Minister of Labour in Paavo Lipponen's first cabinet (1995–1999).

Unlike her party, Jaakonsaari advocates NATO membership.[1][2]


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