Member of the European Parliament, Brussels from Sweden
I have served as an MEP since 1 July 2014. As a Green, I am working to find decent solutions to migration policy for refugees as well as economic migrants. Short-term goals include creating legal avenues to the EU and open, humane migration policies as well as shared responsibility amongst the member states. Long-term goals include reducing the risks of conflict, fighting effectively against poverty, fair trade and climate justice. I am passionate about is European arms exports. As a member of the Swedish parliamentary committee inquiry concerning the investigation on arms export controls (“KEX”), I pushed for tougher regulations to prohibit Sweden from continuing to sell weapons to non-democracies and countries that violate human rights. Part of my past lies in Catalonia, where I got the opportunity to start one of the very first organic crop farms high up in the mountains some years after Franco died and Spain became a democracy. Living in the transition from dictatorship to democracy strengthened my commitment to democracy and human rights and forms the basis of my work for the rights of minorities, regardless of country. In Parliament, I have several duties. I am member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the Committee on Petitions (PETI), the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), as well as substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). I was responsible for migration and foreign affairs, and later was put in charge of global justice issues such as climate, peace, aid, trade, arms exports and more.