|Minister of the Environment|
22 June 2011
|Prime Minister||Jyrki Katainen|
|Preceded by||Paula Lehtomäki|
|Chairman of the Green League|
11 June 2011
|Preceded by||Anni Sinnemäki|
|Member of the Finnish Parliament
for Finland Proper
18 March 2007
30 July 1976 |
|Political party||Green League|
|Children||Elias (b. 2004)
Linnea (b. 2007)
|Alma mater||University of Turku|
Ville Matti Niinistö (born July 30, 1976) is a Finnish politician. He is a member of the parliament, current chairperson of the Green League, incumbent Minister of the Environment and a member of the city council of Turku. Niinistö has a master's degree in political science from the University of Turku. Before being elected to the parliament in 2007 he worked as a doctorate student in political history (Finnish foreign policy) at the University of Turku in Finland.
Niinistö is the nephew of Sauli Niinistö, the president of Finland. He was married to Maria Wetterstrand, former spokesperson of the Swedish Green Party; they separated in 2012. They have a son, Elias who was born in 2004, and a daughter Linnea born 2007. In his free time Niinistö enjoys reading, role-playing games, and football.
- Kangasniemi, Sanna (20 February 2009). "Äiti ja isä vihreä". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- Ville Niinistö (Finnish)
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