Jan Andersson (politician)
Jan Andersson (born 17 March 1947 in Helsingborg, Scania) is a Swedish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 1995. He is a member of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Sweden, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
He is also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a substitute for the temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007–2013, and a member of the delegation for relations with Japan.
- Advanced school-leaving certificate (1967)
- Intermediate-level teacher (1971)
- Teacher in Helsingborg (1972–1988)
- Member of Helsingborg municipal executive board (1982–1988)
- Chairman of Helsingborg Social Welfare Board (1983–1985, 1990)
- Member of the Swedish Parliament (1988–1995)
- Member of the Helsingborg Social Democratic Party executive (1979–1990)
- co-opted member of Skåne Social Democratic Party executive (since 1995)
- Co-opted member of the Social Democratic Party executive committee and party executive (since 2000)
- Member of the European Parliament since 1995
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