Birgitta Ohlsson

Eva Birgitta Ohlsson ( born July 20, 1975 in Linköping, Östergötland County, Sweden ) is a Swedish politician of the liberal Folkpartiet nutrition and current Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Minister for European Union Affairs.


After visiting the Katedralskolan in Linköping she graduated between 1994 and 1997 to study in the fields of political science, international relations, and the United Nations at the University of Stockholm. During her studies she was 1996-1998 President of the Association of Liberal Students in Stockholm, and in 1998 also Deputy Chairman of the Swedish Young European Federalists. Subsequently, she worked as an editor and freelance journalist for several liberal newspapers such as Sundsvall Tidning, Vestmanlands Läns Tidning, Västerbotten - Kuriren and Dagens Nyheter.

Subsequently, she began her political career in 1999 as chairman of Liberala ungdomsförbundet, the youth organization of the Liberal People's Party. She is also a board member since 2001 of the Swedish International Liberal Centre and was also from 2002 to 2005 chairman of the Republican Association of Sweden ( Republikanska föreningen ), a politically and religiously independent organization that calls for the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic.

In the elections of 15 September 2002 on the Reichstag she was first elected to the deputies and represents there ever since a constituency of Stockholm. First, it was between 2002 and 2006 Substitute Member of the Committee on the labor market and at the same time from 2002 to 2004 in the Foreign Affairs Committee. After that she was from 2006 to 2010 not only a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, but at the same time foreign policy spokesperson for the Liberal People's Party.

At the same time she was 2003-2005 Vice- chairman of the Swedish -Israeli Friendship Society, and from 2007 to 2010 chairman of the Federation of Liberal Women. Since 2007, the board member of the Folkpartiet is liberal nutrition.

She was appointed by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Minister for European Union Affairs on February 2, 2010, and as such is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. It is therefore the successor of Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs was. In addition to their original duties in the government Ohlsson is since October 2010, in addition minister responsible for democracy issues, consumer policy.

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