Heidi was elected for the third time to the European Parliament after having been an MEP from 1995-2003 and 2009-2011. She became the Vice President for the European Parliament in 2017. She is still the only Finn in the parliament to have chaired a group or committee.
In this 2014-2019 parliamentary term she acts as vice-president of the Green group. The group is the parliament’s sixth-largest, with 51 MEPs, and has traditionally been the most consistent in its voting patterns.
- standing rapporteur for the development of EU administrative law. The aim is to draft a single administrative procedure law for all the EU institutions to quarantee transparency and predictability of decisions and equal treatment of citizens.
Heidi also works as co-president of Euronest, the parliamentary assembly of the Eastern partnership, until 2016. She is also a member of the delegation to the Southern Caucasus and a substitute member of the delegations for relations with Russia, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries.
Report on general expenditure allowance (7-12/2014)