Lena Ek

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Lena Ek
Minister for the Environment
Assumed office
29 September 2011
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Andreas Carlgren
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Constituency Sweden
Member of the Riksdag
In office
Constituency Östergötland County
Personal details
Born (1958-01-16) 16 January 1958 (age 56)
Mönsterås, Kalmar County
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s) Anders Ek
Alma mater Lund University
Occupation Jurist

Lena Ek (born 16 January 1958 in Mönsterås, Kalmar County) is a Swedish politician, current Minister for the Environment and a former Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Riksdag. She is a member of the Centre Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

She sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. She was also a substitute for the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and a member of the delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.


  • Degree in law
  • University lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Lund University (1987–1994)
  • District Chairwoman, Centre Party, Östergötland (1993–1995)
  • Chairwoman of Centre Party women's association (1998–2000)
  • Member of the Centre Party executive (since 1998)
  • Member of the party's executive committee (since 2000)
  • Municipal Commissioner, Valdemarsvik (1994–1998)
  • County councillor and substitute member of the Östergötland County Council Executive Committee (1994–1998)
  • Member of the Swedish Parliament (1998–2004)
  • Centre Party's spokesman on economic policy (1998–2004)
  • Member of the European Parliament (2004-2011)
  • Minister for the Environment (2011–present)

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Preceded by
Andreas Carlgren
Minister for the Environment
Succeeded by