Marianne Mikko

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Marianne Mikko (2011)

Marianne Mikko (born 26 September 1961) is an Estonian politician and former Member of the European Parliament for the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.[1] Mikko was born in Võru.

Early life and career[edit]

Before entering politics, Mikko worked as editor of Diplomaapia, a foreign and security policy monthly magazine, from 2003 to 2004.[2]

Member of the European Parliament, 2004–2009[edit]

Mikko was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2009. She served on the Committee on Culture and Education and on the Committee on Fisheries. In this capacity, she drafted the Parliament’s 2008 own-initiative report on concentration and pluralism in the media in the European Union.

In addition to her committee assignments, Mikko headed the Parliament’s delegation to Moldova.[3]

Member of the Estonian Parliament, 2011–present[edit]

Mikko has been a member of the Riigikogu since the 2011 elections. In parliament, she serves on the Defence Committee and on the Committee on European Union Affairs. In addition to her committee assignments, Mikko is a member of the Estonia-Ukraine parliamentary group and the Estonia-India parliamentary group.

In addition to her role in parliament, Mikko has been serving as head of the Estonian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2015. As member of the Social Democratic Party, she is part of the Socialist Group. She is currently a member of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy and a member of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee). Alongside Ingebjørg Godskesen, she served as co-rapporteur on the post-monitoring dialogue with Turkey, concerning the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.[4] In January 2017, she was elected as one of 17 Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, under the leadership of Pedro Agramunt.[5]

Other activities[edit]

  • Women in International Security – Estonia (WIIS-EST), Member

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your MEPs : Marianne MIKKO". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Martin Banks (September 22, 2004), Legal hitch leaves Estonian MEPs unpaid European Voice.
  3. ^ Andrew Beatty (January 18, 2006), Russia steps up control of EU gas routes European Voice.
  4. ^ Turkey: the commitee [sic] declassifies an information note Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, press release of December 14, 2016.
  5. ^ PACE elects its Vice-Presidents [Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe]], press release of January 23, 2017.