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Lars Adaktusson

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Lars Adaktusson
Lars Adaktusson delivering a speech before the Swedish European Parliament election in May 2014
Member of the Riksdag
In office
24 September 2018 – 26 September 2022
ConstituencyDalarna County
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 23 September 2018
Personal details
Lars Göran Peter Adaktusson

(1955-08-06) 6 August 1955 (age 68)
Jönköping, Sweden
Political party Swedish
Christian Democrats
European People's Party
SpouseHelen Adaktusson
Alma materÖrebro University
Göteborg University

Lars Göran Peter Adaktusson (born 6 August 1955) is a Swedish politician for the Christian Democrats. He was Member of the Riksdag from the 2018 general election until 2022.[1] Prior to that, he was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).[2]

Early career[edit]

An employee of public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) for many years, Adaktusson has worked both as a reporter and a news anchor for the nightly news show Aktuellt, and has also been stationed as a foreign correspondent in Vienna, Washington DC, and in Amman.[3]

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Adaktusson was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2014 European Parliament elections in Sweden.[4][5] He has since been serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). In addition to his committee assignments, he serves as vice-chairman of the parliament's delegation for relations with Afghanistan.

In February 2016, Adaktusson tabled a resolution recognizing the Islamic State militant group's (ISIS) systematic killing and persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East as a genocide, which the European Parliament unanimously passed.[6]


  1. ^ Adaktusson elected Member of the Riksdag Archived 19 September 2020 at the Wayback Machine 16 September 2018 (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Adaktusson vann "fajten" mot Bodström" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 15 April 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Lars Adaktusson vill bli KD-politiker - Nyheter - Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Resumé: Lars Adaktusson till EU-parlamentet". Resume. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Adaktusson lyfte KD i EU-valet - Dagens Media". Dagens Media. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  6. ^ Jack Moore (February 4, 2016), European Parliament Recognizes ISIS Killing of Religious Minorities as Genocide Archived 5 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine Newsweek.