Henna Virkkunen

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Henna Virkkunen

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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
ConstituencyFinland
Minister of Transport
In office
4 April 2014 – 24 June 2014
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Preceded byMerja Kyllönen
Succeeded byPaula Risikko (Transport and Local Government)
Minister of Public Administration and Local Government
In office
22 June 2011 – 24 June 2014
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Preceded byTapani Tölli
Succeeded byPaula Risikko (Transport and Local Government)
Minister of Education
In office
19 December 2008 – 22 June 2011
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Preceded bySari Sarkomaa
Succeeded byJukka Gustafsson
Member of the Finnish Parliament
In office
16 March 2003 – 1 July 2014
ConstituencyHelsinki
Personal details
Born
Henna Maria Virkkunen

(1972-06-04) 4 June 1972 (age 47)
Joutsa, Finland
Political party Finnish
National Coalition Party
 EU
European People's Party
Alma materUniversity of Jyväskylä
Websitewww.hennavirkkunen.fi

Henna Maria Virkkunen (born 4 June 1972) is a Finnish politician who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2014. She is a member of the National Coalition Party, part of the European People's Party. She was Minister of Public Administration and Local Government from 22 June 2011 to 24 June 2014.[1]

In parliament, Virkkunen has been serving on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy since 2014. She was the rapporteur on the non-binding opinion on digital platforms.[2][3]

In addition to her committee assignments, Virkkunen has been a member of the parliament’s delegation for relations with South Africa (2014-2019) and with the Arab Peninsula (since 2019). She is also a member of the European Internet Forum.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Joanna Plucinska (January 31, 2017), Platforms rapporteur: Facebook falters in fake news fight Politico Europe.
  3. ^ "on online platforms and the digital single market (2016/2276(INI))". 2017-05-31.
  4. ^ Members European Internet Forum.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sari Sarkomaa
Minister of Education
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Jukka Gustafsson
Preceded by
Tapani Tölli
Minister of Public Administration and Local Government
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Paula Risikko
as Minister of Transport and Local Government
Preceded by
Merja Kyllönen
Minister of Transport
2014