Eva Birgitta Ohlsson Klamberg (born 20 July 1975) is a Swedish politician who was Minister for European Union Affairs in the Swedish government from 2010 to 2014. She is a member of the Liberals, formerly the Liberal People's Party.
|Minister for European Union Affairs|
2 February 2010 – 3 October 2014
|Prime Minister||Fredrik Reinfeldt|
|Preceded by||Cecilia Malmström|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
20 July 1975 |
|Political party||Liberal People's Party|
|Alma mater||Stockholm University|
In June 2017, Ohlsson challenged incumbent party leader Jan Björklund to become the next leader at the congress i November 2017. On 15 september 2017, following results from the 'test election' in Stockholm County, Ohlsson announced she was to relinquish her leadership bid and to leave the political arena by the next general election in 2018.
Early life and educationEdit
Birgitta Ohlsson was born in Linköping, Östergötland County, Sweden. She received her upper secondary (gymnasium) education at Katedralskolan in Linköping between 1991 and 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 she studied political science, international relations and United Nations studies at Stockholm University.
Between 1997 and 1999 Ohlsson worked as an editorial writer for several liberal newspapers in Sweden, such as Sundsvalls Tidning, Vestmanlands Läns Tidning, Västerbottens-Kuriren and Dagens Nyheter. Between 1999 and 2002 she was chair of the Liberal Youth of Sweden, the youth wing of the Liberal People's Party.
In the 2002 general election Ohlsson was elected a member of the Swedish parliament, representing the Stockholm Municipality constituency. In the parliament she served as a substitute to the Committee on the Labour Market (2002–2006) and the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2002–2004), and as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (2006–2010). In the parliament she was also her party's spokesperson on foreign affairs.
She has also held various voluntary assignments, such as chair of the Association of Liberal Students in Stockholm (1996–1998), deputy chair of Young European Federalists in Sweden (1998), member of the board of the Swedish International Liberal Centre (since 2001), chair of the Swedish Republican Association (2002–2005), deputy chair of the Sweden–Israel Friendship Association in Stockholm (2003–2005), member of the national board of the Liberal People's Party (since 2007) and chair of the Federation of Liberal Women (2007–2010).
- Ohlsson challenges Björklund about party leadership (in Swedish) 2017-06-01
- Birgitta Ohlsson to leave the political arena 2017-09-15
- "Birgitta Ohlsson - CV". Government of Sweden. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
- "Birgitta Ohlsson (fp)". Parliament of Sweden. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
- "Birgitta Ohlsson appointed new Minister for EU Affairs" (Press release). Government of Sweden. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
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- Birgitta Ohlsson at the Liberal People's Party's website (in Swedish)
- Birgitta.nu, personal website and blog (in Swedish)
|Party political offices|
|Chairperson of the Liberal Youth of Sweden
|Minister for European Union Affairs
Title next held byAnn Linde
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