Peter Eriksson (politician)

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Peter Eriksson
Swedish Green Party
In office
12 May 2002 – 21 May 2011
Serving with Maria Wetterstrand
Preceded byMatz Hammarström
Lotta Hedström
Succeeded byGustav Fridolin
Åsa Romson
Personal details
Born (1958-08-03) 3 August 1958 (age 65)
Tranås, Sweden
Political partyGreen Party

Lars-Johan Peter Eriksson (born 3 August 1958) is a

Minister for Housing and Digital Development from 2016 to 2019 and was a member of Swedish Parliament (1994–1998 and 2002–2014) and European Parliament 2014–2016. Between 2002 and 2011, he was spokesperson for the Green Party

Political career

Early beginnings

Eriksson began his political career in

1994–1998 and 2002–2014.

Between 2002 and 2011, Eriksson was one of the two spokespersons (leaders) of the Green Party in Sweden, working alongside Maria Wetterstrand. Under their leadership, the party notably abandoned a demand in its manifesto that calls for Sweden to leave the EU.[1]

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–2016

Eriksson was a

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. In addition to his committee assignments, he was part of the Parliament's delegations to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.[2] Within the Greens–European Free Alliance, he served as group's vice-chair under the leadership of co-chairs Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts

Return to Sweden

Eriksson served as

Minister for Housing and Digital Development from May 2016 to January 2019. In the 2019 cabinet reshuffle, he was appointed Minister for International Development Cooperation. In this capacity, he pledged a total of approximately US$290 million in contributions of Sweden to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the 2020–2022 period.[3] On 17 December 2020, Peter Eriksson announced his resignation from the cabinet with immediate effect.[4]

Other activities

  • World Bank, Ex-Officio Alternate Member of the Board of Governors (since 2019)[5]


Foreign honours


  1. European Voice
  2. ^ Peter Eriksson European Parliament.
  3. ^ Sweden Steps Up Fight Against Epidemics with Strong Pledge to Global Fund Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, press release of October 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Nyheter, S. V. T.; Zetterberg, Stina (17 December 2020). "Peter Eriksson lämnar regeringen | SVT Nyheter". SVT Nyheter.
  5. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
  6. ^ "Le onorificenze della Repubblica Italiana".

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister for International Development Cooperation