May 13, 2015: The Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) is extremely pleased to announce Hon. Tarja Cronberg as its new Chair, effective immediately.
Dr. Cronberg has held numerous senior positions in the Finnish government and the European Parliament, where she chaired the delegation for relations with Iran. Dr. Cronberg has also served as Finland's Minister of Labor and as Special Advisor on Nuclear Disarmament for the Finnish Institute for International Affairs.
She is also a Co-President of the network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
In the European Parliament, Dr. Cronberg was a member of the Committees for Foreign Affairs and Security and Defence. In addition, she was the Spokesperson on Security and Defence for the Green Party in the EP, as well as a substitute member of the EP delegation to Russia as well as the NATO delegation.
Dr. Cronberg received her Doctorate of Economics in sociology from the Institute for Organization and Industrial Sociology at the Copehagen School of Economics and Business Administration. She also holds a Master's degree in engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. She is fluent in Finnish, Danish, Swedish, English, German, French, and Russian.
Read more about Dr. Cronberg's extensive career in defence policies, civil/military relations, border policies, labor and employment, and more on her website, www.tarjacronberg.fi.