6th Term of the Parliament 2004-2009:
Esko Seppänen has a Masters Degree from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Before he embarked on his political career, he worked for the Finnish Broadcasting Company as a journalist specialised in economic affairs. In 1987, he was elected to the Finnish Parliament, and during his time as an MP he was Chairman of the Environment Committee and also served as a Parliamentary Trustee in the Bank of Finland. In Finland's European elections of autumn 1996, he was an alternative for those who voted "no" to membership in the referendum. Currently his political interests focus on the relationship between the "federalisation" and "militarisation" process of the European Union and the nation states.
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