Carl Bildt

Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Co-Chair of the European Council of Foreign Relations among numerous other assignments. Served as both Prime Minister of Sweden in 1991-1994, and Foreign Minister of Sweden in 2006-2014. During the first period, government initiated major liberal economic reforms, as well as negotiated and signed the membership agreement with the European Union. Subsequently, served in international functions with the European Union and United Nations, primarily related to the conflicts in the Balkans. Co-Chairman of the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and become the first High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995-1997. Later, Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the region. Stepped down as leader of the Moderate Party of Sweden in 1999, having served in that function since 1986. Member of Parliament between 1979 and 2000. Returning as Foreign Minister of Sweden in 2006, came to be seen as one of the most prominent and vocal of European foreign ministers during year in office. One of the initiators of European Union’s Eastern Partnership. Chaired the Global Commission on Internet Governance 2014-2017. Engages in numerous advisory functions primarily related to international affairs and global digital developments.

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