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Marita Helena Ulvskog (born 4 September 1951) is a Swedish politician who served as Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2019. She is a member of the Social Democrats, part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

Marita Ulvskog

Marita Ulvskog inför EU-valet i maj 2014.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2009 – 2019
ConstituencySweden
Secretary of the Social Democratic Party
In office
10 September 2004 – 10 March 2009
LeaderGöran Persson
Mona Sahlin
Preceded byLars Stjernkvist
Succeeded byIbrahim Baylan
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Acting
In office
31 October 2003 – 31 May 2004
Prime MinisterGöran Persson
Preceded byMargareta Winberg
Succeeded byLars Engqvist
Minister for Culture and Sports
In office
22 March 1996 – 13 September 2004
Prime MinisterGöran Persson
Preceded byMargot Wallström
Succeeded byLeif Pagrotsky
Minister for Interior Affairs
In office
7 October 1994 – 22 March 1996
Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson
Preceded byInger Davidsson
Succeeded byJörgen Andersson
Member of the Swedish Parliament
In office
20 September 1998 – 16 June 2009
ConstituencyGothenburg
Personal details
Born
Marita Helena Ulvskog

(1951-09-04) 4 September 1951 (age 68)
Luleå, Sweden
Political party Swedish
Social Democratic Party
 EU
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Alma materStockholm University

Early careerEdit

Ulvskog is a trained journalist and she worked for several years on the Journal of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.[1]

Member of the Swedish Parliament, 1998–2009Edit

Ulvskog was a member of the Parliament of Sweden from 1998 to 2009. During that time, she was the Swedish Minister for Home Affairs from 1994 to 1996 and Minister for Culture in the minority government led by Prime Minister Göran Persson from 1996 to 2004.[2] She also served as the party secretary of the Social Democrats from 2004 to 2009.

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–2019Edit

On 30 September 2008 it was revealed that Ulvskog would lead the Social Democrats in the 2009 European Parliament election although she during the 90's was involved in the critical debate on EU.[3] She was elected with the strong support of personal votes[clarification needed] and now serves as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

In Parliament, Ulvskog served as vice chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs from 2014 until 2019. She was also a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. From 2009 until 2014, she served on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

In addition to her committee assignments, Ulvskog serves ad a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Western Sahara[4] and the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.[5]

Ulvskog is one of the four vice presidents of the Party of European Socialists, under the leadership of chairman Sergei Stanishev.

Other activitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marita Ulvskog Party of European Socialists.
  2. ^ Rikard Jozwiak (November 18, 2008), Eurosceptic to lead Swedish socialist campaign European Voice.
  3. ^ Rikard Jozwiak (November 18, 2008), Eurosceptic to lead Swedish socialist campaign European Voice.
  4. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Western Sahara.
  5. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
  6. ^ Board Olof Palme International Center.

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