Heléne Fritzon

Marie Heléne Elisabeth Fritzon (born 29 September 1960) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. She has been Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats since July 2019.

Heléne Fritzon
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Vice-Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Assumed office
2 July 2019
ChairIratxe García Pérez
Serving alongsideÉric Andrieu
Biljana Borzan
Miriam Dalli
Roberto Gualtieri
Bernd Lange
Claude Moraes
Kati Piri
Rovana Plumb
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
ConstituencySweden
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
In office
27 July 2017 – 21 January 2019
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byMorgan Johansson
Succeeded byMorgan Johansson
Personal details
Born (1960-09-29) 29 September 1960 (age 60)
Kristianstad, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats
Spouse(s)Henrik Fritzon

Fritzon served as Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy from 2017 to 2019.[1] Before becoming a cabinet minister, Fritzon was Mayor of Kristianstad Municipality.

CareerEdit

Minister for MigrationEdit

Fritzon was appointed Minister for Migration on 27 July 2017. At the same time, she was appointed Deputy Minister for Justice.[2]

Member of the European ParliamentEdit

Fritzon was elected Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 European Parliament election in Sweden.[3] In parliament, she has since been serving as vice-chair of the S&D Group, under the leadership of chairwoman Iratxe García.[4] She has also been a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. In addition to her committee assignments, she has also been part of the Parliament's delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly[5] and of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Fritzon is married to Henrik Fritzon, the former chair of the executive committee of the Skåne Regional Council (2014–2018), and they live in Degeberga, Kristianstad Municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Heléne Fritzon skulle sluta som kommunalråd – blir ny minister" (in Swedish). Expressen. 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ "Alliansen står fast vid krav: "Löfven provocerar"" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 2017-07-28.
  3. ^ "Val till Europaparlamentet - Personröster" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ "The S&D Group elects its new Bureau". Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. 2019-06-19.
  5. ^ Heléne Fritzon European Parliament.
  6. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
Political offices
Preceded by
Morgan Johansson
Minister for Migration
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Morgan Johansson