Timo Harakka is Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications. He was previously Minister of Employment. He has served as Member of Parliament since 2015. He is well known in Finland as an active debater, social influencer and cultural figure. Prior to his political career, he worked for over 30 years as a journalist, writer and TV producer. He has published several books and articles on European Union, economics, taxation and societal issues. Timo Harakka was born in Helsinki on 31 December in 1962. He graduated from the Helsinki University of the Arts with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 2005. He is married with three children.