Kristina Winberg

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Kristina Winberg

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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
ConstituencySweden
Personal details
Born
Kristina Eva Martina Winberg

(1965-05-27) 27 May 1965 (age 54)
Mörrum, Blekinge County, Sweden
Political party Swedish
Sweden Democrats
 EU
European Conservatives and Reformists
Alma materStockholm University

Kristina Eva Martina Winberg (born 27 May 1965) is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Sweden. She is a member of the Sweden Democrats, part of the European Conservatives and Reformists.[1] On 25 May 2014, Winberg was elected to the European Parliament during the 2014 European Parliament election in Sweden.

Career[edit]

Winberg sold advertising for the Jönköpings-Posten newspaper for 8 years, was a travel agent for 15 years, and then became a nursing assistant caring for people with dementia.[2] In 2010 she was a candidate for the Riksdag; she has been a member of the city council in Jönköping Municipality since 2010.

Winberg was launched as her party's top candidate to the European Parliament on 27 January 2014. On 25 May 2014, Winberg and Peter Lundgren became the first representatives of the party to be elected Members of the European Parliament.[3][4][5][6]

In December 2016, she was barred from attending a meeting with the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, because the state of Israel considers the Sweden Democrats to have "sometimes neo-Nazi views", according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.[7] In protest, Becky Norton Dunlop, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation who serves on the transition team of president-elect Donald Trump, canceled the meeting.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kristina Winberg - Sverigedemokraterna" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 2010-09-19. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Kristina Winberg – Jönköpingsbo förstanamn i EU-valet". SD-Kuriren (in Swedish). Sweden Democrats. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  3. ^ Duxbury, Charles. "Top Two Swedish Parties Lose Ground in European Vote". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  4. ^ "EXTRA Sweden Democrats win two of Sweden's 20 seats". europeonline-magazine.eu. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Högström, Erik; Baas, David; Julander, Oscar (2014-05-25). "Succé för SD – tar plats i parlamentet | Val 2014". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  6. ^ "Både Lundgren och Winberg till Bryssel" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2014-04-25.
  7. ^ a b "Trump transition team member joins boycott of meeting with Israeli official". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Wootliff, Raoul (December 21, 2016). "Backing far-right Swede, Trump proxy shuns top Israeli official". The Times of Israel. Retrieved December 22, 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kristina Winberg at Wikimedia Commons