Minister of Transport and Communications (Finland)

The Minister of Transport and Communications (Finnish: liikenne- ja viestintäministeri, Swedish: kommunikationsminister) is one of the Finnish Government's ministerial positions.[1] The Minister of Transport and Communications heads the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

The incumbent holder of the position is Timo Harakka of the Social Democratic Party.[2]

MinistersEdit

No. Portrait Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1Paavo Aitio
(1918–1989)
1 January 197014 May 1970133 daysLeft AllianceKoivisto I
2Martti Niskala
(1911–1984)
14 May 197015 July 197062 daysIndependentAura I
3Veikko Saarto
(born 1934)
15 July 197026 March 1971254 daysLeft AllianceKarjalainen II
4Kalervo Haapasalo
(1922–2002)
26 March 197129 October 1971217 daysSocial DemocraticKarjalainen II
5Esa Timonen
(1925–2015)
29 October 197123 February 1972117 daysIndependentAura II
6Valde Nevalainen
(1919–1994)
23 February 19724 September 1972194 daysSocial DemocraticPaasio II
7Pekka Tarjanne
(1937–2010)
4 September 197213 June 19752 years, 282 daysLiberalsSorsa I
(5)Esa Timonen
(1925–2015)
13 June 197530 November 1975170 daysIndependentLiinamaa
8Kauko Hjerppe
(1926–1996)
30 November 197529 September 1976304 daysLeft AllianceLiinamaa
9Ragnar Granvik
(1910–1997)
29 September 197615 May 1977228 daysSwedish People'sMiettunen III
10Veikko Saarto
(born 1934)
15 May 197719 February 19824 years, 280 daysLeft AllianceSorsa II
Koivisto II
11Jarmo Wahlström
(1938–2013)
19 February 198231 December 1982315 daysLeft AllianceSorsa III
12Reino Breilin
(1928–2010)
31 December 19826 May 1983126 daysSocial DemocraticSorsa III
13Matti Puhakka
(1945–2021)
6 May 198330 November 19841 year, 208 daysSocial DemocraticSorsa IV
14Matti Luttinen
(1936–2009)
1 December 198430 April 19872 years, 150 daysSocial DemocraticSorsa IV
15Pekka Vennamo
(born 1944)
30 April 198730 September 19892 years, 153 daysRural PartyHolkeri
16Raimo Vistbacka
(born 1945)
1 October 198928 August 1990331 daysRural PartyHolkeri
17Ilkka Kanerva
(born 1948)
28 August 199026 April 1991241 daysNational CoalitionHolkeri
18Ole Norrback
(born 1941)
26 April 199113 April 19953 years, 352 daysSwedish People'sAho
19Tuula Linnainmaa
(born 1942)
13 April 19951 April 19971 year, 353 daysNational CoalitionLipponen I
20Matti Aura
(1943–2011)
2 April 199715 January 19991 year, 288 daysNational CoalitionLipponen I
21Kimmo Sasi
(born 1952)
15 January 199915 April 199990 daysNational CoalitionLipponen I
22Olli-Pekka Heinonen
(born 1964)
15 April 19994 January 20022 years, 264 daysNational CoalitionLipponen II
(21)Kimmo Sasi
(born 1952)
4 January 200217 April 20031 year, 103 daysNational CoalitionLipponen II
23Leena Luhtanen
(born 1941)
17 April 200323 September 20052 years, 159 daysSocial DemocraticJäätteenmäki
Vanhanen I
24Susanna Huovinen
(born 1972)
23 September 200519 April 20071 year, 208 daysSocial DemocraticVanhanen I
25Anu Vehviläinen
(born 1963)
19 April 200722 June 20114 years, 64 daysCentreVanhanen II
Kiviniemi
26Merja Kyllönen
(born 1977)
22 June 20114 April 20142 years, 286 daysLeft AllianceKatainen
27Henna Virkkunen
(born 1972)
4 April 201424 June 201481 daysNational CoalitionKatainen
28Paula Risikko
(born 1960)
24 June 201429 May 2015339 daysNational CoalitionStubb
29Anne Berner
(born 1964)
29 May 201529 May 20194 years, 0 daysCentreSipilä
(25)Anu Vehviläinen
(born 1963)
29 May 20196 June 20198 daysCentreSipilä
30Sanna Marin
(born 1985)
6 June 201910 December 2019187 daysSocial DemocraticRinne
31Timo Harakka
(born 1962)
10 December 2019Incumbent3 years, 59 daysSocial DemocraticMarin

Former minister of Transport and Communications Anne BernerEdit

A key political initiative of minister Berner's term has been a new transport code, consisting of a complete reform of the legalization governing the markets in the transport sector. The transport code reform has been seen as ground breaking in Europe, heavily deregulating existing transport legalization and on the other hand laying grounds for future transport models such as Mobility as a Service. The legal project will be implemented in three stages, with new road traffic legalization already presented to the parliament in August 2016.

Berner has been proposed several means for Finland to meet its environmental and climate commitments set under the UN's Paris Agreement. Berner has stated that Finland would halve the amount of fossil fuel used in transport by 2030. In addition to promote more environmentally friendly propulsion means, such as biofuels and electrical vehicles, Berner has spoken for reducing the total mileage required by the society to produce its services.

As a part of the key project and reforms defined in the Finnish Strategic Government Programme, Berner is working on a general deregulation and reduced administrative load in Finland. Another of the key effort Berner is handling calls for growth through digital services, e.g. digitalization, big data and robotization. Berner has also laid several initiatives in these fields, calling for Finland to drive leadership in the development and utilization of new technologies, including 5G networks, autonomous transport and IoT-based solutions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministers". Valtioneuvosto. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "Tässä ovat Marinin hallituksen ministerit – joukko äänikuningattaria, pikapaluun tekijä, maailman nuorin pääministeri" (in Finnish). Yle. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.

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