The European Parliament makes laws affecting many aspects of life in Finland, such as employment rights, environmental standards, gender equality rules and financial regulation.
The SDP has two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs): Liisa Jaakonsaari and Miapetra Kumpula-Natri.
They work with European colleagues in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group.
Liisa Jaakonsaari serves on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. She is also a member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri serves on the committee Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. She is also a member in the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.