Liisa Jaakonsaari

Liisa Jaakonsaari

Liisa Jaakonsaari in 2014.
Minister of Labour
In office
13 April 1995  15 April 1999
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Ilkka Kanerva
Succeeded by Sinikka Mönkäre
Personal details
Born (1945-09-02) 2 September 1945
Oulu, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Seppo Jaakonsaari

Liisa Anneli Jaakonsaari (born September 2, 1945 in Oulu) is a Finnish Social Democratic politician. 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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