Mats Johansson

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Person.png Mats Johansson  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born26 December 1951
Died24 June 2017 (Age 65)
Alma materUniversity of Uppsala, University of Stockholm
Member ofIntegrity Initiative/Cluster/Nordic, Mont Pelerin Society
Swedish editor mentioned as a person of interest by the Integrity Initiative, but died in 2017

Employment.png Member of the Riksdag Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
October 2006 - September 2014

Employment.png Political Editor

In office
2000 - 2003
EmployerSvenska Dagbladet
Later mentioned as a person of interest for the Integrity Initiative.

Employment.png CEO/Publisher

In office
1988 - 1995

Employment.png Journalist Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1980 - 1985
EmployerSvenska Dagbladet
Succeeded byClarence Mitchell

Mats Johansson was Political Editor of the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, CEO/Publisher of the free market think-tank Timbro, and MP for the conservative Moderate Party. He was mentioned as a person of interest for the Integrity Initiative, but died in 2017, before the Initiative got off the ground. He was also a member of The Mont Pelerin Society.


After working at Norrköping's Tidningar 1977-1978, he was Head of Information for the Moderate Party 1978-1979 and an worked at the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet 1980-1985, in the years 1984-1985 as correspondent in Washington DC. He was CEO of the business think tank Timbro 1988 to 1995, before switching back and becoming political editor-in-chief of Svenska Dagbladet again from 2000 to 2003.

Johansson was member of parliament from October 2006 to September 2014, for the conservative Moderate Party. He was a member of the Culture Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as chairman of the Riksdag's Baltic network.

Johannson founded the Stockholm Free World Forum in 2011. As a Standing Rapporteur in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2011-2013 he published a report about The State of Media Freedom in Europe. As chairman of the Swedish parliamentary network for the Baltic states he was decorated by the republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.[1]

In 2015 he started the Stockholm Free World Forum’s Foreign Policy Academy, creating an educational unit of the think-tank for students and young politicians and serving as its first principal. He also returned to journalism as a columnist in various papers and magazines.

He has published a number of books, including The new Cold War. Where does Russia go? (2008), Cold War 2.0. Russia rearms (2013) and Cold War 2.1 - The Return of the Evil Empire (2015).

He was member of The Boards of Directors at the public broadcaster Swedish Radio and Swedish Television.


Events Participated in

Brussels Forum/201520 March 201522 March 2015Germany
North Rhine-Westphalia
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund. The 2015 main theme was (R)evolution.
WEF/Annual Meeting/200421 January 200425 January 2004World Economic Forum
2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.


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