Isabella Lövin

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Isabella Lövin
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Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Assumed office
25 May 2016
Serving with Margot Wallström (Acting)
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Åsa Romson
Minister for International Development Cooperation
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Hillevi Engström
Spokesperson of the Green Party
Assumed office
13 May 2016
Serving with Gustav Fridolin
Preceded by Åsa Romson
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2009 – 3 October 2014
Personal details
Born (1963-02-03) 3 February 1963 (age 54)
Nationality Sweden
Political party Green Party

Isabella Lövin (born 3 February 1963) is a Swedish politician for the Green Party who has served as Minister for International Development Cooperation since 2014 and as spokesperson of the Green Party since 2016.

An author and journalist by profession, she served as a Member of European Parliament (MEP) from the 2009 election until becoming cabinet minister in October 2014. Her area in the European Parliament was fisheries questions.[1] Lövin has been awarded with Stora Journalistpriset for her work in the field of journalism, particularly her articles about fishery.[2]


Isabella Lövin is the daughter of artist Björn Lövin (sv).

She has studied film studies, political science, sociology and Italian at Stockholm University. She also studied at the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre.



Lövin has been reporter and freelance writer for Damernas Värld, Veckorevyn, Elle and Vi Föräldrar, and written chronicles about the environment in Expressen's Sunday supplement "Green Sunday". From 1994 to 1997, Lövin worked as a reporter and producer at Sveriges Radio P1's community editorial board for programs such as Slussen and Tendens. Subsequently, she worked as editorial secretary and editor of Månadsjournalen until 2002 when she, after having been an editor at food magazine Allt om Mat, worked as editor of magazine Leva! in 2003. In 2004, Lövin was re freelance writer and in 2005 she wrote columns for Allt om Mat and concurrently served as a freelance web editor for Femina.


In 2017, the Swedish climate law is signed by Isabella Lövin, with other female cabinet members.

Member of the European Parliament (2009–2014)[edit]

Lövin was elected to the European Parliament in the 2009 European Parliament election, as a member of the Green Party. She was re-elected in the 2014 European Parliament election and was appointed as vice chair of the Committee on Fisheries.[3]

Minister for International Development Cooperation (2014– )[edit]

Lövin was appointed Minister for International Development Cooperation on 3 October 2014 by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Green Party spokesperson (2016– )[edit]

On 9 May 2016, Lövin was nominated by her party's national election committee to succeed Åsa Romson as one of two spokespersons of the Green Party.


  1. ^ "Lövin: Fullständigt galet". Göteborgs-Posten. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Manifest och journalist MP:s vapen". Sveriges Radio. 10 May 2009. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
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