Erkki Tuomioja

Docent in Political History, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, and current MP, Finland


  • Currently vice chairperson of the Finland Parliamentary Committe on Foreign Affairs
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs June 2011 to May  2015
  • Member of the Parliament, Social Democratic Party 1970-79 and from 1991- present.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs February 2000 - April  2007
  • Vice-Chairman of the SDP Parliamentary Group 1991-96, Chairman 1996-99.
  • Erkki Tuomioja worked as a journalist before being elected to parliament. He was Deputy Mayor in Helsinki 1979-91.
  • He has a Ph.D. in political science, B.Sc. in economics and holds a lectureship in political history in the University of Helsinki.
  • Erkki Tuomioja is author of 18 books, including Europe and the Nordic Fringe written in English and published in 1991.

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