I am Sirpa Pietikäinen, Finnish Member of the European Parliament representing European People’s Party (EPP) since 2008. I was Finland’s Minister of Environment in between 1991 and 1995 and a Member of the Finnish Parliament from 1983 to 2003.
At the European Parliament, I am Member in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), and the Committee of inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (PANA), and substitute in the Environment and Public Health Committee (ENVI) and in the Women’s Right and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM). In 2015 I was the rapporteur of the resolution on circular economy, and I have given hundreds of speeches about eco-design, waste reduction and policies supporting growth in circular economy.
I am committed to Europe with a human face, a Europe that guarantees the respect of human rights, equal opportunities, social inclusion and access to high quality services. To achieve this, Europe needs economic stability and growth.
Prosperous Europe needs enhanced surveillance of financial sector as well as transparency. Investments on education and research are needed to foster innovations that allow us to benefit from digitalization and to move towards circular economy.
I believe these new business models and paradigm changes are essential in creation of Environment friendly Europe, in which production and consumption are designed in a way that allows our beautiful continent to be viable for the generations to come. Europe should lead the way and keep the environment high on its agenda also in external policies to reach international agreements.
But the EU cannot give responses on its own to issues concerning prosperity, fair economic competition, the environment or security. The common mission of the Union shall thus be the reinforcement and the reform of multilateral negotiation procedures on the international level. EU can be a great hub of global influence, when it stresses better policy making through international organisations. This is my idea of ”Global Europe”.
My parliamentary activities: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/40599/SIRPA_PIETIKAINEN_home.html
My assistants at the Parliament are Maari and Silla. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, meeting requests, or any other demands. Comments on my parliamentary work are also more than welcome.
Maari Alanko +32-2-48 57264 maari.alanko (at) ep.europa.eu
Silla Ristimäki +32-2-28 37264 or +32 470 852368 silla.ristimaki(at)europarl.europa.eu
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