Lena Ek

Lena Ek ( born January 16, 1958 in Mönsterås, Småland) is a Swedish politician and was 2004-2011 Member of the European Parliament for the Centerpartiet. Since September 2011 she is Swedish Environment Minister.


After studying law Ek from 1987 to 1994 as Associate University Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Lund worked. 1993-1995 she was chair of the district Centerpartiet in Östergötland County. 1994-1998 she was municipal council Valdemarsvik, as well as Member of Provincial Parliament ( landsting) and alternate member of the Executive Board of the Provincial Parliament of Östergötland County. Since 1998, Ek is a member of the national leadership of the Centerpartiet. Furthermore, they assumed the office of chairman of the Women's Association of Centerpartiet that she gave in 2000 in favor of an item as a member of the Executive Committee of the party executive. By 2004, she sat in the Reichstag and was spokesperson for economic policy of their party, both offices they had held since 1998. 2004 Ek was elected to the European Parliament. There she was a member of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and sits on the board of their group. On September 29, 2011, she was instead of Andreas Carlgren Swedish Environment Minister.

Current post as MEP

  • Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • A member of the Delegation to the ACP -EU
  • Alternate member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Alternate member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality