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Esko Seppänen
MEP
Vasemmistoliitto

6th Term of the Parliament 2004-2009:

  • Aligned with the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left and Member of the Group's Bureau
  • Member of the Committee on Budgets (COBU) and Coordinator for the Group
  • Member of the Temporary Committee on the Financial Framework
  • Substitute Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Coordinator of the group
  • Substitute Member of the Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, delegation to Russia
  • Substitute Member of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, delegation to Central Asian countries

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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