Anna Maria Corazza Bildt

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Anna Maria Corazza Bildt
Anna Maria Corazza Bildt,Sweden-MIP-Europaparlament-by-Leila-Paul-4.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for Sweden
Assumed office
7 June 2009
(7 years, 110 days)
Personal details
Born Anna Maria Corazza
(1963-03-10) 10 March 1963 (age 53)
Rome, Italy
Political party Moderate Party
Spouse(s) Carl Bildt (1998–present)
Children Gustaf Bildt (b. 2004)
Alma mater University of San Diego
Columbia University
Profession Entrepreneur, diplomat

Baroness Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (born 10 March 1963 in Rome) is an Italian-Swedish politician of the Moderate Party.

Early career[edit]

In 1998, she married friherre Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994), former leader of the Swedish Moderate Party (1986-1999) and former Foreign Minister (2006-2014). The two met in the Balkans where she had been working for the United Nations during the Yugoslav wars and he served as the first High Representative in Bosnia. They now have one child together. She owns and runs Italian Tradition, a company importing Parmesan cheese, as well as Borgo di Tabiano Castello, a hotel near Fidenza.

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–present[edit]

Corazza Bildt successfully ran for MEP in the 2009 elections. She received 14.3% of Moderate personal votes. This was only surpassed by party top name Gunnar Hökmark (15.2%).[1] She successfully ran for re-election in the 2014 elections. She received 16.37% of Moderate personal votes, putting down top name Gunnar Hökmark (12.08%)[2]

Corazza Bildt is vice chair of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. In addition to her committee assignments, she is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.[3]

In 2014, Corazza Bildt was appointed as the leader of the Single Seat campaign in favor of abandoning Strasbourg for Brussels as the sole location of the European Parliament.[4][5]

In 2015, news media reported that Corazza Bildt was included in a Russian blacklist of prominent people from the European Union who are not allowed to enter the country.[6][7]

In 2015, Corazza Bildt made headlines by asking parliamentary officials to check if there were any irregularities with the votes of Marine Le Pen, which prompted the European Parliament to open an investigation into whether MEPs voted on Le Pen’s behalf, which would be a violation of the body’s rules.[8]

Other activities[edit]

  • Kangaroo Group, Member

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election results
  2. ^ Election results 2014
  3. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
  4. ^ Dave Keating and Cynthia Kroet (October 23, 2014), Parliamentary notebook European Voice.
  5. ^ Maïa de La Baume (October 12, 2015), Strasbourg strikes back Politico Europe.
  6. ^ Laurence Norman (May 30, 2015), Russia Produces Blacklist of EU People Banned From Entering Country Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ European Union anger at Russian travel blacklist BBC News, May 31, 2015.
  8. ^ Quentin Ariès and Maïa de La Baume (October 28, 2015), Le Pen’s voting habits under scrutiny Politico Europe.