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'''Lars-Johan Peter Eriksson''' (born 3 August 1958) is a [[Sweden|Swedish]] politician who has served as [[Minister for International Development Cooperation (Sweden)|Minister for International Development Cooperation]] in the government of [[Prime Minister of Sweden|Prime Minister]] [[Stefan Löfven]] since January 2019.
 
==Political career==
===Early beginnings===
Eriksson previously served as [[Ministry of Enterprise (Sweden)|Minister for Housing and Digitalization]] from May 2016 to January 2019. Before being appointed to the [[Government of Sweden]], Eriksson was [[Member of the European Parliament]] from July 2014 to May 2016.
HeEriksson livesbegan his political career in [[Kalix]], [[Norrbotten]], where he was Municipal Commissioner from 1999 to 2004. He was also [[List of members of the Riksdag|member]] of the [[Parliament of Sweden|Riksdag]] 1994–1998 and 2002–2014.
 
PriorBetween to2002 thatand 2011, heEriksson was one of the two [[spokesperson]]s (leaders) of the [[Green Party (Sweden)|Green Party]] in [[Sweden]] between 2002 and 2011, working alongside [[Maria Wetterstrand]].
 
===Member of the European Parliament, 2014–2016===
He lives in [[Kalix]], [[Norrbotten]], where he was Municipal Commissioner from 1999 to 2004. He was also [[List of members of the Riksdag|member]] of the [[Parliament of Sweden|Riksdag]] 1994–1998 and 2002–2014.
Eriksson was a [[Member of the European Parliament]] from July 2014 to May 2016, where he served on the [[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]].<ref>[http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124937/PETER_ERIKSSON/history/8 Peter Eriksson] [[European Parliament]].</ref> 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 [[Ministry of Enterprise (Sweden)|Minister for Housing and Digitalization]] from May 2016 to January 2019. Since 2019, he has been serving as Minister for International Development Cooperation. In this capacity, he pledged a total of US$290 in contributions of Sweden to [[The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria|Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria]] for the 2020-2022 period.<ref>[https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/2019-10-03-sweden-steps-up-fight-against-epidemics-with-strong-pledge-to-global-fund/ Sweden Steps Up Fight Against Epidemics with Strong Pledge to Global Fund] [[The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria|Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria]], press release of October 3, 2019.</ref>
 
==Other activities==
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