Björn Rosengren

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Björn Rosengren
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Björn Rosengren at the Guldbaggen Award in January 2013
Born(1942-04-14)14 April 1942

Björn Folke Rosengren (born 14 April 1942) is a Swedish politician and advisor to the Stenbeck family.

Rosengren was born in Täby. He was active in the labour union and as a Social Democratic politician. He served as chairman of the Swedish Municipal Employee Union ("Vision", formerly SKTF) from 1976-1982, and on the Federation of Public Employee Unions TCO 1982–1994. He served as county governor in the Norrbotten County from 1995-1998, as minister of enterprise from 1998-2002, and as a member of the parliament in 2002.

Personal life[]

Rosengren resides at Arnöbergs country manor on Arnö in lake Mälaren. Rosengren has been controversial with his role as advisor to the Swedish Stenbeck family and very close ties with the prime minister Göran Persson.

In a famous controversial statement, in connection with the proposed Telenor-Telia fusion in 1999, he called Norway the last Soviet-state.[1]


  1. ^ Anette Holmqvist (24 September 1999). "Björn Rosengren ber om ursäkt". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
Preceded by Swedish Minister for Communications
Succeeded by
Preceded by Swedish Minister for Enterprise
Succeeded by
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