Liisa Jaakonsaari

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Liisa Jaakonsaari
MEP
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
Constituency Finland
Minister of Labour
In office
13 April 1995 – 15 April 1999
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Ilkka Kanerva
Succeeded by Sinikka Mönkäre
Member of the Finnish Parliament
In office
7 March 1979 – 1 July 2009
Constituency Oulu
Personal details
Born Liisa Anneli Jaakonsaari
(1945-09-02) 2 September 1945 (age 71)
Oulu, Finland
Political party  Finnish
Social Democratic Party
 EU
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Spouse(s) Seppo Jaakonsaari
Children 2
Alma mater Stockholm University
Website www.liisajaakonsaari.fi

Liisa Anneli Jaakonsaari (born 2 September 1945) is an Finnish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Finland. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

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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