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Reino Paasilinna
Finnish politician

Reino Paasilinna

Reino Paasilinna
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Intro Finnish politician
Is Politician Journalist
From Finland
Field Journalism Politics
Gender male
Birth 5 December 1939, Arctic Ocean
Age 82 years
Siblings: Erno PaasilinnaArto Paasilinna
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Reino Paasilinna (born 5 December 1939 in Arctic Ocean) is a Finnish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland, which is part of the Party of European Socialdemocrats, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
Reino Paasilinna was born on Aunus, a ship on the Arctic Ocean, on the coast of Norway, where the Paasilinna family fled the Winter War. His family is from Petsamo but they moved to Kittilä because the Soviet Union invaded Petsamo during the Winter War.
He is also a substitute for the Committee on Culture and Education, vice-chair of the delegation to the EU–Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and a substitute for the delegation for relations with the countries of Central America.
The writers Erno, Mauri and Arto Paasilinna are his brothers.


  • Master's degree in social sciences (1974)
  • postgraduate degree in social sciences (1989)
  • doctorate in social sciences (1995)
  • Various occupations (1951-1961)
  • TV journalist, director and editor (1961-1974)
  • Press secretary and adviser at the Finnish embassies in Moscow and Washington, D.C. (1974-1983)
  • Director-General (last) and Chairman of Yleisradio (1990-1994)
  • Chairman, Union of Radio and Television Journalists (1967-1969)
  • Member of the board and Vice-chairman of Elisa Communications (1988-2002)
  • Member, Helsinki City Council (1998-1999)
  • Member of Parliament (1983-1989 and 1995-1996)
  • Vice-chairman, Committee on the Future (1995-1996)
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1996)
  • Chairman, PSE Group Working Party on the Information Society (since 1998)
  • Member of Finland's delegation to the Council of Europe (1995-1996)
  • Vice-chairman, International Radio and Television Organisation and Vice-chairman, European Broadcasting Union (1992-1994)
  • Chairman, Board of Governors of Euronews (1992-1994)
  • Member, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (1983-1989)
  • Numerous publications, TV programmes and articles
  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland (1995)

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