Emma Wiesner

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Emma Wiesner
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Annie Lööf and Emma Wiesner
Born (1992-11-11) 11 November 1992 (age 28)
Västerås, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
Alma materUppsala University
OccupationEngineer, Politician
Political party Swedish
Centre Party
 EU
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Emma Wiesner, (born 11 November 1992) is a Swedish civil engineer[1] and politician of the Centre Party who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 4 February 2021.[2]

Political career[edit]

Wiesner started her political career as a 13 year old, after having seen Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth. After realizing that the environmental movement was her major political issue she chose to join the green liberal Centre Party, where she began regional chairman for the youth wing.[3]

In the run-up to the 2019 European Parliament election, Wiesner was third on the Centre party list with a campaign slogan to bring "new energy to Europe" and wanting to increase the renewable energy in the union.[4] The Centre party won two places in the election and even though Wiesner received more than 20,683 votes,[5] it was not enough to reach over the threshold.[6]

Member of the European Parliament 2021–present[edit]

On 11 December 2020, it was announced that Wiesner was going to replace Fredrick Federley's seat in the European Parliament, after his resignation the same day.[7] At 28 years of age, she became Sweden’s youngest member of the European Parliament.[8]

In parliament, Wiesner is a full member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on Fisheries. She is also a substitute member of the Industry, Research and Energy committee (ITRE), the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Special Committee for the Protection of Animals in Transport (ANIT)[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mia Bartoloni (January 22, 2021), Movers and Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  2. ^ "Emma Wiesner (C) - Valkompass EU-valet | SVT Nyheter". valkompassen.svt.se. Retrieved 11 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Nohrstedt, Linda. "Wiesner: "Jag tycker inte att kärnkraft är en EU-fråga"". Ny Teknik (in Swedish). Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  4. ^ "Debatt: Vi behöver ny energi till Europa!". dt.se (in Swedish). 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  5. ^ "Personröster - Val 2019". data.val.se. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  6. ^ "Ingen kryssraket i EU-valet – trots att vissa var nära". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  7. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Ny västmanlänning tar över efter Federley - P4 Västmanland". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 12 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Mia Bartoloni (January 22, 2021), Movers and Shakers The Parliament Magazine. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Möt Emma Wiesner, ny Europaparlamentariker för Centerpartiet". www.centerpartiet.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  10. ^ Mia Bartoloni (February 12, 2021), Movers & Shakers The Parliament Magazine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Emma Wiesner at Wikimedia Commons