Finnish Member of the European Parliament representing European People’s Party (EPP) since 2008. Pietikäinen was Finland’s Minister of Environment in between 1991 and 1995 and a Member of the Finnish Parliament from 1983 to 2003.
At the European Parliament, Pietikäinen is Member of the Environment and Public Health Committee (ENVI) and substitute Member in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), Tax Rulings and other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect Committee (TAXE) and in the Women’s Right and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM). In 2016 she vice-chaired the internal market and consumer protection committee and was rapporteur in the IMCO opinion on medical devices.
Furthermore, Pietikäinen co-chaired EPP internal working group on digitalisation. Several articles, lectures and speeches on e-health and aging, how e-health can promote active and healthy aging, how e-health technologies can improve EU internal market competitiveness and how new health technologies can transform European health care services.
Topic of Speech: “eHealth Disruptive Change – How to Make It User-Friendly?”