Ms Paula Risikko named Minister of Transport and Local Government

Uutinen 24.06.2014 10.33 fi sv en

Minister of Transport and Local Government.Paula Risikko (Photo: Finnish Government/Laura Kotila)

Ms Paula Risikko (National Coalition Party) is to take up her new position as Minister of Transport and Local Government.

On Tuesday 24 June 2014, the President of the Republic of Finland approved the appointment of Minister Paula Risikko (54) in place of the departing Minister of Transport and Communications, Henna Virkkunen.

Ms Risikko previously served as the Minister of Social Affairs and Health. She graduated from university as a doctor of philosophy in the field of health sciences.

Ms Henna Virkkunen is leaving her ministerial position in order to take up a seat in the European Parliament.