This is a way to show that the (United Nations) can have a stronger role in facing the challenges associated with improving development on the ground in Iraq, and for that reason I've indicated that it would mean a great deal to us that Ban Ki-Moon himself come, and he has also demonstrated a will to visit us bilaterally and speak with us in SwedenSweden to hold U.N. conference on Iraq Apr 03, 2008
I recently read that we are about to face a water crisis too and I thought, why not -- let's add that one to the list as wellSweden assumes EU presidency Jul 01, 2009
Twelve years ago, in Kyoto, a coalition of the willing was establishedReinfeldt wants EU climate change action Jul 16, 2009
We are facing one of the biggest challenges of our generation; a societal problem that, unlike many others, grows slowly and only in the wrong directionReinfeldt wants EU climate change action Jul 16, 2009
We have had good, constructive discussions tonight. We hope to be able to reach a political umbrella agreementObama: Climate pact not perfect but clear Dec 18, 2009
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.