Ewa Björling

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Person.png Ewa Björling   LinkedIn TwitterRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(dentist, virologist, politician)
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Born3 May 1961
Alma materKarolinska Institute
PartyModerate Party (Sweden)
Attended 2011 Bilderberg as Swedish Minister for Trade. In 2006 she was awarded with the "Jerusalem Prize" from the Zionist Federation in Sweden, given to persons who has shown "extraordinary support for Israel, Jerusalem and Zionism"

Employment.png Sweden/Minister for Trade

In office
12 September 2007 - 3 October 2014

Employment.png Sweden/Minister for Nordic Cooperation

In office
5 October 2010 - 3 October 2014

Employment.png Member of the Swedish Riksdag for Stockholm County

In office
30 September 2002 - 16 October 2014

Ewa Helena Björling is a Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She was Minister for Trade from 2007 to 2014 and as Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2010 to 2014.

She attended the 2011 Bilderberg meeting.

On 16 October 2014, she submitted her resignation from the Riksdag and announced that she will retire from politics.

Prior career

Ewa Björling is a dentist, Doctor of Medicine and a docent in virology. Prior to her election to the Swedish parliament in 2002, she worked as a lecturer at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. She was also a member of the municipal council in Ekerö Municipality from 1999 to 2006, and was its chairman from 2005 to 2006. She was elected a Member of Parliament in 2002 and served in the parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. She was also a substitute in the Committee on the Constitution, the Committee on Education and the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs.

She was a member of the board of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency from 2003 to 2007. She was also chairman of the Swedish National Council for Coordination of Efforts Against HIV/AIDS in 2007, and Europe's representative in the Inter-Parliamentary Union's working group on HIV/AIDS. Björling has promoted the use of contraception in Malta, a country which maintains solid links to the Roman Catholic Church.[1]

Career as Minister for Trade

In November, 2012 Björling traveled with two Swedish trade delegations to discuss increasing bi-lateral trade[2] between Sweden and war-torn country of Myanmar, despite an existing EU arms embargo against Myanmar.[3] Björling was later questioned by the Swedish Parliament regarding the discovery of Swedish made Carl Gustav recoilless rifles found in Myanmar in December, 2012.[3][4]

Following the 2010 general election, Björling also took office as Minister for Nordic Cooperation. She made mining one of the areas of Nordic cooperation.[5]


In 2006 Björling was awarded with the "Jerusalem Prize" from the Zionist Federation in Sweden.[6] The award is given to persons who has shown "extraordinary support for Israel, Jerusalem and Zionism".[6]

Personal life

Ewa Björling is married and has two children. She lives on the island of Ekerö west of Stockholm.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests
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  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20090723083641/http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/International/nyhetssidor/artikel.asp?ProgramID=2054
  2. ScandAsia, Swedish PM to visit Myanmar and Indonesia on 12–14 November, expects to meet Then Sein and Suu Kyi, 9 November 2012, Sippachai Kunnuwong, http://scandasia.com/viewNews.php?coun_code=se&news_id=11475
  3. a b Björling: Burmavapen hade exporterats till Indien, Publicerat: torsdag 13 December kl 17:23, Sverige Radio, http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=5380204
  4. Swedish arms for India found in Myanmar, news.com.au, http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/swedish-arms-for-india-found-in-myanmar/story-e6frfkui-1226537571027
  5. Sweden’s Minister for Nordic Coordination Ewa Björling has a soft spot for mines, http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/artikler/portrett/portrait-2011/article.2011-10-06.4068239192/
  6. a b https://web.archive.org/web/20070915122807/http://hd.se/inrikes/2007/09/12/flash-bjoerling-ny-handelsminister/
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