Portrait: Jutta Urpilainen, a social democrat fighting against all odds

Jutta Urpilainen, the leader of Finland’s Social Democratic Party, has already made her mark on […]

Jutta Urpilainen, the leader of Finland’s Social Democratic Party, has already made her mark on domestic politics. However, she is equally at home in a European context, and has her own ideas about the challenges facing politicians and the electorate in 2014. Supporting employment through investment, fairness in the tax system and social inclusion are high on the agenda.

Short Bio: Born in 1975, Jutta Urpilainen became involved in youth and student politics on the left in the mid-1990s, occupying senior roles in both national and European associations. She went on to join the Finnish delegations to UN activities, while remaining active within her town and regional councils. Elected an MP in 2003, she became leader of the SDP in 2008 and deputy premier and finance minister in 2011.

Read the full Queries

Find all related publications
Publications
07/12/2022

The Russia-Ukraine war: An inflection point for sustainable energy transitions

Russia’s war on Ukraine has led to a reorientation of EU energy policy towards phasing […]
05/12/2022

Towards a care-led recovery for the EU?

Recovery Watch Series
05/12/2022

Policy challenges and actions for a just climate transition

Recovery Watch Series
21/11/2022

The EU and North Africa: Towards a just Twin Transition?

In an era marked by a deficiency in sustainable growth and a profusion of novel […]
Find all related news
News
01/12/2022

Progressive MPs and MEPs advocate for the fulfilment of the promise made in Thessaloniki to the Western Balkans

Open letter to the European leaders ahead of the EU - Western Balkans Summit
15/11/2022

FEPS delegation at COP27

FEPS delegation was present at COP27, with the strategic objectives of mobilizing climate finance for […]
20/10/2022

Europe’s largest Gen Z-focused research ever conducted

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and ThinkYoung have conducted, over 3 years, Europe’s […]
18/10/2022

Open letter to call for a deep reform of the EU fiscal rules

FEPS cosigned an open letter to EU leaders calling for them to address the underlying structural […]
Find all related in the media
In the media

El PSC se reunirá de nuevo con el Govern el miércoles por los Presupuestos

by EuropaPress 24/11/2022
EuropaPress echoes the 'Twin Transition' event in Barcelona, organized by FEPS and Fundació Campalans, with the participation of Salvador Illa and FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues.

A baloldal főutcája

by Népszava 21/11/2022
Article by FEPS Secretary General László Andor on the state of social democracy after the PES congress - “The main street of the left”

La doble transición verde y digital como arma contra los depredadores de la energía

by Crónica Global 18/11/2022
Article by Pau Solanilla, Director of Fundació Rafael Campalans, ahead of the FEPS-Campalans event 'Figuring out the Twin Transition'

El reto de las Smart Cities, combinar digitalización y sostenibilidad

by ABC 18/11/2022
Article by Pau Solanilla, Director of Fundació Rafael Campalans, ahead of the FEPS-Campalans event 'Figuring out the Twin Transition'