Ville Itälä

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Ville Itälä
Member of the European Court of Auditors
Assumed office
1 March 2012
Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 2004 – 29 February 2012
Member of the Finnish Parliament
In office
24 March 1995 – 20 July 2004
Personal details
Born (1959-05-10) 10 May 1959 (age 59)
Luumäki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Political party National Coalition Party

Ville Heimo Antero Itälä (born 10 May 1959 in Luumäki) is a Finnish politician. He was elected member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the district of Southwest Finland in 1995. Itälä served as the Minister of the Interior under Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen from September 2000 to April 2003[1]. He was elected chairman of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) in 2001. Following his resignation as party leader in 2004, he was succeeded by Jyrki Katainen. Itälä was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 29 February 2012. He has since been a member of the European Court of Auditors[2].


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