Sirkka-Liisa Anttila

Sirkka-Liisa Anttila (born 20 December 1943, Marttila) is a Finnish politician and was the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet and Mari Kiviniemi's cabinet. She represents the Centre Party.

Sirkka-Liisa Anttila
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Sirkka-Liisa Anttila in 2008.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
In office
19 April 2007 – 22 June 2011
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Preceded byJuha Korkeaoja
Succeeded byJari Koskinen
Personal details
Born (1943-12-20) 20 December 1943 (age 78)
Marttila, Finland
Political partyCentre Party
SpouseRisto Anttila

Political careerEdit

  • Forssa town council member 1977–
  • Member of the Finnish parliament 1983–1996
  • Member of the European Parliament 1996–1999
  • Member of the Finnish parliament 1999–
  • Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, 2007–2011

In addition to her role in parliament, Anttila has been serving as member of the Finnish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2003; she had previously been a member of between 1989 and 1996. As member of the Centre Party, she is part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group. She is a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) and the Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

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