Ewa Björling

Ewa Björling ( May 3, 1961 in Ekerö, Stockholm County ) is a Swedish politician of the Moderate samlingspartiet and since 2007 Minister for Trade in the Foreign Ministry.


After school she studied dentistry at the Karolinska Institute and took after graduating in 1987 and the approval in 1988 to work as a surgeon on pine. After her PhD Philosophiae Doctor of Medicine ( Ph.D.Medicine ) In 1999 she became an associate professor at the Karolinska Institute.

In 1999, she began her political career in local politics and was from 1999 to 2006 on the board of directors of community Ekerö and there initially from 1999 to 2002 at the same time chairman of the Committee on Social Welfare. Between 2005 and 2006 she was also chairman of the municipal board of Ekerö.

In the Reichstag elections of 15 September 2002, she was first elected as a candidate of the Moderate Party to the deputies of the Reichstag. During her Parliament membership between 2002 and 2007 she was a member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Member of the Education Committee. After the parliamentary elections on 17 September 2006 until 2007 was also a deputy member of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Constitution of Sweden.

They also took some features in the Moderate Party and was from 2002 to 2007, as board member of the Stockholm County, but from 2003 to 2007 in the municipality Ekerö.

In addition, they had during their parliamentary membership held several other offices and functions. So it was also from 2003 to 2007 Board Member of the Central Agency for International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida ) and also from 2006 to 2007 Member of the Working Group on HIV - AIDS of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In addition to working as chairman of the Swedish -American Parliamentary Association, she was at the same time from 2005 to 2007 Member of the Advisory Panel on global philanthropy of the Hudson Institute. In addition, it was from 2003 to 2007 also representative of Sweden in the Working Group 5 ( foreign and security policy ) of the European People's Party, Deputy Member of the Board for Gene Technology, member of the Swedish Social Insurance 2004-2007 and 2006-2007 Chairman of the Swedish delegation to the euro - Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly and Vice- member of the memorial Fund of the Bank of Sweden. In 2007, she was also chairman of the National Council for AIDS prevention.

As part of a cabinet reshuffle she appointed Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Minister for Trade to the Foreign Minister and thus the successor of Sten Tolgfors, the defense was.