|Minister of the Environment|
22 June 2011 – 25 September 2014
|Prime Minister||Jyrki Katainen
|Preceded by||Paula Lehtomäki|
|Succeeded by||Sanni Grahn-Laasonen|
|Chairman of the Green League|
11 June 2011
|Preceded by||Anni Sinnemäki|
|Member of the Finnish Parliament
for Finland Proper
18 March 2007
30 July 1976 |
|Political party||Green League|
(m. 2004; div. 2012)
|Relatives||Sauli Niinistö (uncle)|
|Alma mater||University of Turku|
Ville Matti Niinistö (born 30 July 1976) is a Finnish politician. He is a member of the parliament, current chairperson of the Green League and served as Minister of the Environment from 2011 to 2014, and a member of the city council of Turku. Niinistö has a master's degree in political science from the University of Turku. Before being elected to the parliament in 2007 he worked as a doctorate student in political history (Finnish foreign policy) at the University of Turku in Finland.
Niinistö is the nephew of Sauli Niinistö, the president of Finland. He was married to Maria Wetterstrand, former spokesperson of the Swedish Green Party; they separated in 2012. They have a son, Elias, who was born in 2004, and a daughter, Linnea, born 2007. In his free time Niinistö enjoys reading, role-playing games, and football.
Niinistö became famous after having driven the car with Swedish number plate  to avoid paying import tax in Finland. This was however revealed and he had to pay 4800€ penalty to the Finnish tax office.
- Ville Niinistö (Finnish)
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