Abir Al-Sahlani

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Abir Al-Sahlani
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Al-Sahlani in 2009
Member of European Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1976-05-18) 18 May 1976 (age 45)

Abir Al-Sahlani (born 18 May 1976 in Iraq) is a Swedish politician and since July 2019 a member of the European Parliament, representing the Centre Party. She lives in Hägersten, Stockholm.[1][2]


Al-Sahlani studied at the Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet) in Sundsvall. She holds a master's degree from Stockholm University.

In 2002–2003, she was a volunteer with Nacka School (Internationella Engelska Skolan) in Stockholm.[3]

Political career[]

In 2004, Al-Sahlani was appointed to the Secretary General of the Iraqi National Democratic Alliance (DNA) position.[3]

In February 2007, Al-Sahlani became a member of Sweden's Center Party. In May 2019, Al-Sahlani was elected to the European Parliament.[4] She has since been serving on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. In addition to her committee assignments, she is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Disability,[5] the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights[6] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.[7]

Since 2021, Al-Sahlani has been part of the Parliament's delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe.[8]


In November 2013, Al-Sahlani took a time-out from the Swedish parliament due to alleged deficiencies in the reporting of an aid project in Iraq. According to the Swedish radio 300 000 € had not been reported correctly.[9] Half a year later she was cleared from all charges and made a comeback in the Swedish Parliament.[10]


  1. ^ Magnusson, Erik (25 May 2009). "Från Malmö via Bagdad till Bryssel" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Home | Abir AL-SAHLANI | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  3. ^ a b "Abir Al-Sahlani - Liberal International". Liberal International. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Personröster - Val 2019". data.val.se. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  5. ^ Members of the Disability Intergroup - Renew Europe Archived 2020-11-29 at the Wayback Machine European Disability Forum.
  6. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
  7. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  8. ^ Members of the delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe European Parliament.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsledamot misstänkt för bedrägeri". 12 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Friad från anklagelser - Al-Sahlani tillbaka" (in Swedish). 2 June 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
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