Serbia delivers EU candidacy application

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Serbia formally applied for European Union membership Tuesday as President Boris Tadic presented an application to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Obama, Merkel praise U.S.-German ties

Obama, Merkel praise U.S.-German ties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Germany has been a strong U.S. ally on many international issues, including being a leading voice on climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

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EU leaders split over climate funding

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Reinfeldt wants EU climate change action

Reinfeldt wants EU climate change action

STRASBOURG, France, July 16 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped into the leadership of the European Union with a call for the organization to meet the challenges of climate change.

Sweden next visit for South Korea's Lee

ROME, July 11 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will visit Sweden after concluding his visit to Italy Saturday, a South Korean official said.

Sweden PM's mother-in-law hit by scam

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Swedish PM declines tattoo offer

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Swedish prime minister urged to get tattoo

GAVLE, Sweden, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An artist says Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt could gain support among the country's youth by simply getting a tattoo.

Dwarf in luggage was checked in at airport

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Sweden plans to re-open Iraq embassy

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Sweden to hold U.N. conference on Iraq

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Swedish PM met with troubled young people

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Comedienne fined for PM prank

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Stockholm District Court has ordered a comedienne to pay a hefty fine for squirting water at Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during a TV prank.
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Fredrik Reinfeldt
U.S. President George W. Bush meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 15, 2007. Reinfeldt visited Bush in a bid to persuade him to step-up America's efforts to counter global warming. (UPI Photo/Joshua Roberts/POOL)

John Fredrik Reinfeldt (pronounced   ( listen)) (born 4 August 1965 in Österhaninge, Stockholm County, Sweden) is Prime Minister of Sweden, leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party and former President of the European Council. He is married to politician Filippa Reinfeldt.

A native of Stockholm County, Reinfeldt joined the Moderate Youth League in 1983, and by 1992 had risen to the rank of chairman, a position he held until 1995. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1991, representing his home constituency. Following the 1994 defeat of the Moderate-led coalition government, Reinfeldt adopted a critical stance against the party leadership under Carl Bildt, which resulted in isolation within the party. However, following a change of leadership in 1999 and a bad result in the 2002 election, Reinfeldt gradually gained influence within the Moderate Party.

Reinfeldt was elected party leader on 25 October 2003, succeeding Bo Lundgren. Under his leadership, the Moderate Party has transformed its policies and oriented towards the centre, branding itself "the New Moderates" (Swedish: Nya moderaterna). Following the general elections held on 17 September 2006, Reinfeldt was elected Prime Minister by the new parliament on 5 October and presented his cabinet the following day. Together with the three other political parties in the centre-right Alliance for Sweden, Reinfeldt presides over a coalition government with the support of a narrow majority in the parliament. At the age of 41, he was the third youngest person to become Prime Minister of Sweden. After the 2010 election Reinfeldt's government was reduced to a minority government but also becoming the first centre-right government since before WWII to be re-elected making Reinfeldt the first Moderate politician elected to two consecutive terms as Prime Minister.

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