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Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen in May 2011
11th President of Finland
In office
1 March 2000 â€“ 1 March 2012
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Jyrki Katainen
Preceded by Martti Ahtisaari
Succeeded by Sauli Niinistö
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 April 1995 â€“ 25 February 2000
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Paavo Rantanen
Succeeded by Erkki Tuomioja
Minister of Justice
In office
28 February 1990 â€“ 26 April 1991
Prime Minister Harri Holkeri
Preceded by Matti Louekoski
Succeeded by Hannele Pokka
Member of Finnish Parliament
for Helsinki
In office
24 March 1979 â€“ 29 February 2000
Preceded by ???
Succeeded by Ilkka Taipale[1]
Personal details
Born Tarja Kaarina Halonen
(1943-12-24) 24 December 1943 (age 73)
Helsinki, Finland
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Pentti Arajärvi (m. 2000)
Children Anna
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Religion Lutheranism
Website Official website

Finland, and all the other European countries, we are too dependent on imported energy. We should be using a broader variety of energy resources.
Tarja Halonen
It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people.
Tarja Halonen
We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
Nuclear power is not a miracle key for the future.
European citizens expect that there will be also a fair system inside the European Union and in the euro, and that's why we have to have quite hard discipline.
Tarja Halonen
Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence.
Tarja Halonen
Everybody has to look after their own economy and follow the rules.
The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning – in common with their male counterparts – are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.
Tarja Halonen
The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality.
Tarja Halonen