Emma Wiesner

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Emma Wiesner
Emma Wiesner, 2019.jpg
Wiesner in 2019
Member of the European Parliament
for Sweden
Assumed office
4 February 2021
Parliamentary groupRenew Europe
Personal details
Born (1992-11-11) 11 November 1992 (age 30)
Västerås, Sweden
Political partyCentre Party
Alma materUppsala University
OccupationEngineer, politician

Emma Wiesner (born 11 November 1992) is an energy systems engineer from Sweden[1][2] and politician of the Centre Party who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 4 February 2021.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] The Centre party won two places in the election and even though Wiesner received more than 20,683 votes,[6] it was not enough to reach over the threshold.[7]

2021–present: Member of the European Parliament[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.[8] At 28 years of age, she became Sweden’s youngest member of the European Parliament.[9]

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)[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mia Bartoloni (January 22, 2021), Movers and Shakers Archived 2021-01-24 at the Wayback Machine The Parliament Magazine.
  2. ^ "Cirriculum Vitae - Emma Wiesner". European Parliament. Archived from the original on 7 October 2022. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Emma Wiesner (C) - Valkompass EU-valet | SVT Nyheter". valkompassen.svt.se. Archived from the original on 10 May 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ Nohrstedt, Linda. "Wiesner: "Jag tycker inte att kärnkraft är en EU-fråga"". Ny Teknik (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  5. ^ "Debatt: Vi behöver ny energi till Europa!". dt.se (in Swedish). 2019-05-10. Archived from the original on 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  6. ^ "Personröster - Val 2019". data.val.se. Archived from the original on 2019-09-21. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  7. ^ "Ingen kryssraket i EU-valet – trots att vissa var nära". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). 2019-05-31. Archived from the original on 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  8. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Ny västmanlänning tar över efter Federley - P4 Västmanland". Sveriges Radio. Archived from the original on 6 May 2022. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  9. ^ Mia Bartoloni (January 22, 2021), Movers and Shakers Archived 2021-01-24 at the Wayback Machine The Parliament Magazine. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Möt Emma Wiesner, ny Europaparlamentariker för Centerpartiet". www.centerpartiet.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2021-01-23. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  11. ^ Mia Bartoloni (February 12, 2021), Movers & Shakers Archived 2021-02-12 at the Wayback Machine The Parliament Magazine.

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