|Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Stockholm Municipality
April 18, 1971 |
|Political party||Left Party|
Jens Holm (born April 18, 1971, in Sundsvall, Västernorrland County) is a Swedish politician. 2006-2009 he served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Left Party sitting with the EUL/NGL group. On September 27, 2006 he took up the seat vacated by Jonas Sjöstedt. He was elected to the Swedish Parliament in the 2010 election.
He is also a founding member of Colombianätverket ("The Colombia Network"), a Sweden-based organisation which describes its objective as to "support efforts toward a peaceful and socially just solution to the conflict in Colombia". In 2013, the officer Hans-Erik Sjöholm claimed that he as part of his infiltration of the Left Party on behalf of the Swedish Intelligence Service had spied on Holm, due to Holm's connection to FARC.
Holm argues that meat production is environmentally hazardous, and in March 2007 he made a proposal to introduce taxes for meat producers. He is also an ethical vegetarian himself, and was a vegan between 1994 and 2008.
- Jensholm.se, official website and blog
- Personal profile of Jens Holm in the European Parliament's database of members
- Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (Swedish)
- Erik Wiman and Richard Aschberg: Spion i Vänstern – för Säpo (Swedish) Aftonbladet, retrieved 27 June 2013
- "Veg -> veggo". jensholm.se. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
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