Carl Schlyter

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Carl Schlyter
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Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Stockholm County
Assumed office
29 October 2014
Member of the European Parliament
for the Kingdom of Sweden
In office
July 2004 – July 2014
Personal details
Born (1968-01-07) January 7, 1968 (age 55)
Danderyd, Sweden
Political partyPartiet Vändpunkt
Alma materRoyal Institute of Technology
Video Introduction (English) / (Swedish) / (French)

Carl Schlyter (born 7 January 1968 in Danderyd, Stockholm County) is a Swedish politician who has been a member of the Swedish Riksdag for Stockholm County since 2014. He was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2004 to 2014. He is a member of the Green Party, which is part of the European Greens, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. He is a member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

He was also a substitute for the Committee on Budgetary Control and the Committee on Fisheries, and a substitute for the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Leaving Miljöpartiet and starting up a new party called Partiet Vändpunkt[edit]

On 16 January 2019, Schlyter announced that he would be leaving the Green Party due to his disagreements with the Social Democrats regarding the 2018-19 government formation.[1] On 13 February, he stated that he would be forming a new political party, Partiet vändpunkt, together with fellow Green Party MPs Annika Lillemets and Valter Mult.[2][3] The party intends to focus on tackling climate change and claims to be critical of neoliberalism[4]

Career[edit]

  • Chemical engineering specialising in biotechnology and the environment (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1987–1994)
  • Research study Impurities in coal (Miami University, Ohio, 1989)
  • Museum guide (1994)
  • Political secretary of the Green Party in Stockholm City Hall (1994–1995)
  • Assistant, European Parliament (1996)
  • Responsible for Agenda 21 and the environment, culture and sports administration Stockholm (1997)
  • Adviser to the Green Group in the Committee on Budgetary Control (1997–2004)
  • Member of the party's Executive (2000–2008)
  • Sweden's representative in the European Green Federation (since 2001)
  • Sweden's representative in the Global Greens (since 2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gäst (2019-01-17). "Carl Schlyter: Därför lämnar jag Miljöpartiet". ETC (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ Delling, Hannes (2019-02-13). "Schlyter startar nytt parti – vill införa ett "folkligt veto"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). ISSN 1101-2412. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  3. ^ Am; am, a Möller Berg. "Uppgifter: MP-avhoppare bildar nytt parti". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  4. ^ "MP-rebeller bildar nytt parti: Ett kraftcentrum". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-02-13.

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