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Heidi Hautala

Heidi Hautala is a Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the European Parliament in the Greens/EFA group and former Minister for International Development and State Ownership Steering in Finland. She was born in 1955 in Oulu, Finland, and holds a master's degree in agriculture and forestry.

She was elected as Vice-President of the European Parliament in October 2017 and continues in the office. Her responsibilities as Vice-President include replacing the President for the Baltic, Nordic and Arctic countries.

Heidi serves on the Committee on International Trade, the Subcommittee on

Human Rights and as a substitute on the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European

Parliament. In 2017 Heidi established a Working Group on Responsible Business Conduct in the European Parliament.

She has complemented her extensive political career at national and European level with other professional activities (journalist, founder of a restaurant) and combined it with her various voluntary work commitments related mostly to human rights.

Heidi Hautala
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