Liisa Jaakonsaari

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Liisa Jaakonsaari
Liisa Jaakonsaari - Wiki Loves Parliament - 2014 - P1760851.jpg
Liisa Jaakonsaari in 2014.
Minister of Labour
In office
13 April 1995 – 15 April 1999
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Ilkka Kanerva
Succeeded by Sinikka Mönkäre
Personal details
Born (1945-09-02) 2 September 1945 (age 70)
Oulu, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Seppo Jaakonsaari

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 as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

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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