Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson

President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation

Swedish union leader. President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation. Was part of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (SSU), followed by term in the Prime Minister of Sweden’s Office as an expert; then Head of Communications for the Swedish Social Democratic Party. Considers unemployment to be the most acute issue to tackle; will work actively to develop measures to create employment. Other important issues to come to grips with are the rate of organization and the popular movement to increase individuals’ possibilities to exert influence in society.