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Political Memory: Eva-Britt SVENSSON, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

  • Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Conference of Committee Chairs (Member)
  • Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Member)
  • Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee (Member)
  • Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Member)
  • Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Upper Secondary School Business Diploma (1967)
  • Training in the field of public administration, public finance, IT (1969-2004)
  • Bank employee (1967)
  • Accountant, public prosecutions department (1967-1974)
  • Office secretary, municipal administration (1974-2004)
  • Chair of the Vänsterpartiet (Left Party) in Kronoberg County (1996-2004)
  • Member of the Vänsterpartiet's executive (since 1998)
  • Political secretary of the Vänsterpartiet in Kronoberg County Council (1995-2004)
  • Member of the Board of the SKTF, section 26 (1978-1990)
  • Union representative for the SKTF (1990-1995)
  • Council member for the Social Democrats (1976-1992)
  • Member of Kronoberg County Council (1995-2004)
  • Member of the European Parliament (2004-2009)
  • Member of the executive of the Swedish Tenants' Association (1996-2004)
  • Chair of the Tenants' Association for the Småland region (1998-2004)
  • Member of the national reference group for the inquiry into violence against women (1998-2002)
  • Chair of the People's Movement No to the EU, Sweden (1992-2001)
  • Vice-Chair of the People's Movement No to the EU, Sweden (since 2001)





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28/03/2010 Written Declaration 12/2010 (ACTA)

Has signed written declaration 12/2010 on the lack of a transparent process for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and potentially objectionable content.

02/09/2008 Telecoms Package Plenary Speeches

Madam President, I hope that many of our fellow citizens follow this debate and get involved before the vote because this is so great changes, including on the Internet.


Third, Left reacts against the large influence that various industry lobby groups have had. Telecoms package should not affect copyright, but yet industry lobbies have received a hearing for the proposal. Lobbying the proposal accepted by all groups except the European

United Left - the only group that voted against the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection - opens possibilities for

control of downloading and free access to sites such as myspace and youtube.

The amendments came in late and through the back door but there has been little debate among citizens about these major changes. For

example, in Sweden, we have had a wide-ranging debate on file sharing. I work against the decision to prohibit file sharing at the national level, and I do so also at the EU level. The risk that we now take a decision at the EU level is greater than in the case of national decisions, because the lobby groups have had a major impact and influence in the EU system, and because many citizens do not have sufficient information when we discuss the issues at EU level. I hope for a strong civic opinion to guarantee freedom of expression and

access to Internet services!