Jari Koskinen

Jari Antero Koskinen (born 11 June 1960) is a Finnish politician who was Minister for Agriculture and Forestry of Finland from 2011 to 2014, as well as a former representative of the National Coalition Party in the Parliament of Finland.[1] He also served as Minister for Agriculture and Forestry in Paavo Lipponen's second Cabinet from 2002 to 2003.[2]

Jari Koskinen
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Jari Koskinen in 2012.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
In office
22 June 2011 – 24 June 2014
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Preceded bySirkka-Liisa Anttila
Succeeded byPetteri Orpo
In office
31 May 2002 – 17 April 2003
Prime MinisterPaavo Lipponen
Preceded byRaimo Tammilehto
Succeeded byJuha Korkeaoja
Personal details
Born (1960-06-11) 11 June 1960 (age 62)
Hauho, Finland
Political partyNational Coalition
SpouseMinna Koskinen

In 2015 Koskinen was nominated as the CEO of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities.[3] He remained in the position until resigning himself in August 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "Katainen's Government appointed". Finnish Government official website. Government Communications Unit. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Jari Koskinen". Eduskunta. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Entinen maa- ja metsätalousministeri Jari Koskinen valittiin Kuntaliiton uudeksi toimitusjohtajaksi". Helsingin Sanoamt. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kuntaliiton kokoomuslainen toimitusjohtaja Jari Koskinen on irtisanoutunut – "Ei tässä ole mitään dramatiikkaa"". Helsingin Sanoamt. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by Minister for Agriculture and Forestry
Succeeded by