Lars Adaktusson

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Lars Adaktusson
Lars Adaktusson, EU-valet 2014.JPG
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
24 September 2018
ConstituencyDalarna County
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 23 September 2018
ConstituencySweden
Personal details
Born
Lars Göran Peter Adaktusson

(1955-08-06) 6 August 1955 (age 67)
Jönköping, Sweden
Political party Swedish
Christian Democrats
 EU
European People's Party
SpouseHelen Adaktusson
Children2
Alma materÖrebro University
Göteborg University
Websiteadaktusson.eu/en/

Lars Göran Peter Adaktusson (born 6 August 1955) is a Swedish politician for the Christian Democrats. He was elected Member of the Riksdag in the 2018 general election.[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 in addition 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adaktusson elected Member of the Riksdag 16 September 2018 (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Adaktusson vann "fajten" mot Bodström" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 1 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Lars Adaktusson vill bli KD-politiker - Nyheter - Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Resumé: Lars Adaktusson till EU-parlamentet". resume.se. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Adaktusson lyfte KD i EU-valet - Dagens Media". dagensmedia.se. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  6. ^ Jack Moore (February 4, 2016), European Parliament Recognizes ISIS Killing of Religious Minorities as Genocide Newsweek.