Alexander Stubb

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Alexander Stubb

Finnish politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 4 April 2008 to 22 June 2011 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1968.

Countries: Finland (48%), Europe (29%), Belgium (14%)

Main connections: European Parliament, Martti Ahtisaari, National Coalition Party

Linked to: National Coalition Party, Helsingin Sanomat, European People's Party, European People's Party

 

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Alexander Stubb was born in 1968 add something

 

"'Cai-Göran Alexander Stubb"' is a Finnish politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 4 April 2008 to 22 June 2011 add something


1986

In 1986, Stubb graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida and graduated two years later from the Gymnasiet Lärkan in Helsinki add something


1993

He later switched to political science, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993 add something


1995

Between 1995 and 1997 he was a researcher at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Finnish Academy from 1997 to 1999 add something

 

In 1995 he gained a Master of Arts in European Affairs from the College of Europe, Belgium add something


1997

In 1997 he started his work as a columnist, which he continues today add something


1999

Treaty of Nice - Between 1999 and 2001 he was a special researcher at Finland's representation to the European Union in Brussels , as well as a member of the Finnish government's delegation to the intergovernmental negotiations for the Treaty of Nice add something

 

Stubb gained a PhD from the London School of Economics in 1999 add something


2000

In 2000, he became a professor at the College of Europe add something


2001

Following the IGC's conclusion in 2001 he became an adviser to the President of the European Commission and a member of the Commission Task Force on the European Convention add something


2003

In 2003 he returned to Finland's representation to the EU as a special expert and to the intergovernmental negotiations, this time for the European Constitution add something


2004

From 2004 to 2008 he was a Member of the European Parliament with the European People's Party and a professor at the College of Europe add something

 

Stubb served as an MEP for Finland from 2004 to 2008 add something

 

When that ended in 2004, he stood for the National Coalition Party in the elections to the European Parliament add something


2005

He called for greater awareness of the costs of translation, which he calculated as 511 million euros in 2005 for the Parliament, Commission and Council together add something


2006

In 2006 he wrote a report for the Parliament on the EU's interpretation costs, which was adopted by the Parliament add something


2008

On 1 April 2008, Stubb's 40th birthday, the Finnish government announced that Stubb would be appointed as its new Minister for Foreign Affairs following a scandal surrounding his predecessor, Ilkka Kanerva add something

 

As the Foreign Minister of Finland, Stubb was the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe from 5 April 2008 to 31 December 2008 add something


2011

In 2011 Stubb stood for election to the Finnish Parliament for the first time and was elected MP. He was the second-most-popular candidate in the election, in which the National Coalition Party became the largest party add something


2014

He is a candidate for the leadership of his party in the June 2014 election add something

 

In November 2014, Stubb organized Northern Future Forum, a meeting of Prime Ministers of Northern Europe, in Startup Sauna in Aalto University campus add something

 

National Coalition Party - The current leader is Alexander Stubb, elected on 14 June 2014

 

National Coalition Party - Katainen's cabinet will be succeeded by the cabinet of Alexander Stubb on 23 June 2014

 

Government of Finland - The Head of Government is the Prime Minister, currently Alexander Stubb, who has held the office since 24 June 2014


2015

In March 2015, Stubb invited companies and officials to an event to discuss industrial Internet and Internet of Things add something

 

In the election held in April 2015 Stubb's National Coalition Party lost its status as the largest party, coming in as second in vote share and third in seats add something

 

Stubb was appointed Minister_of_Finance (Minister_of_Finance_(Finland)) on 29 May 2015 by newly elected Prime Minister Juha Sipilä add something

 

In November and December 2015 Stubb got himself in the middle of a scandal when he was accused of lying to Finnish Parliament not just once but consistently and deliberately add something


2016

In spring 2016, MP Elina Lepomäki and Minister of Interior Petteri Orpo announced that they would challenge Stubb in June's party conference add something

 

Martti Ahtisaari - In May 2016 Ahtisaari suggested as new CMI leader Alexander Stubb a Finnish politician representing Finnish concervatives i


2017

The current leader and founder of the organisation, Martti Ahtisaari, has nominated Stubb as his successor, but the final decision will be made in Autumn 2017 add something

 

On 15 June 2017, Stubb was chosen as the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, after the previous representative from Finland Jan Vapaavuori had vacated the seat add something

 

He will leave his duties in the Parliament on 30 July 2017 in order to assume his new position add something

 

Martti Ahtisaari - In May 2017 Ahtisaari suggested as new CMI leader Alexander Stubb a Finnish politician representing Finnish concervatives i


2018

On 2 October 2018, Stubb announced his candidacy for the EPP nomination for President of the European Commission in the 2019 European Parliament election add something

 

On 2 October 2018, Stubb launched his bid for presidency of the European Commission as the lead candidate of the European People's Party add something

 

On 8 November 2018, Stubb lost in EPP's Spitzenkandidat election against Manfred Weber, the group leader for the European People's Party in the European Parliament add something