World Press Freedom Day 2016
Member of the European Parliament (Finland)
Heidi Hautala, previously the minister for international development and state ownership steering in Finland in 2011-2013, is working her third legislature as member of the European Parliament in the Greens/EFA group. In addition to being a vice-president in her group, Ms Hautala seats in the development, budget and legal affairs committees. She is also the co-president of the Euronest parliamentary assembly and the co-chair of the European Parliament working group on reproductive health HIV/AIDS and development. Ms Hautala has complemented her extensive political career at national and European level with other professional activities, including journalism, founding of a restaurant and the Finnish Green League, and combined it with her various voluntary work commitments related mostly to human rights.