Karin Åström

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Karin Åström at the Nordic Council in Helsinki 2012

Karin Åström (born 1953) is a Swedish politician, who served three terms as a member of the Riksdag for the Social Democratic Party from 2004 to 2014, representing Norrbotten County.[1][2] She served as President of the Nordic Council in 2014.[3]

Member of Parliament[edit]

As a member of the Riksdag, she served as a member of the Committee on the Constitution. In 2013 she announced the she would not seek reelection in 2014.[4]

President of the Nordic Council[edit]

In 2013 she was elected President of the Nordic Council for the year 2014. As President of the Nordic Council, she criticized the Russian decision to hold a referendum in Crimea on accession as illegitimate and unacceptable.[5] She is a native of Överkalix.


  1. ^ "Riksdagsledamot / Karin Åström" (in Swedish). Swedish Social Democratic Party. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Karin Åström (S)" (in Swedish). The Riksdag. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Karin Åström blir Nordiska rådets president 2014". The Nordic Council. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Karin Åström slutar i riksdagen" (in Swedish). Norrländska Socialdemokraten. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  5. ^ "The Nordic Council visits Vilnius to offer support". The Lithuania Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2014.