Eva-Britt Svensson

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Eva-Britt Svensson
Eva-Britt Svensson in Brussels, 2011-04-11.jpg
Eva-Britt Svensson describing her work to visiting students of Kvarnby folkhögskola.
Member of the European Parliament
for Sweden
In office
Succeeded byMikael Gustafsson
Personal details
Born (1946-12-05) 5 December 1946 (age 75)
Värnamo, Sweden
Political partyLeft Party

Eva-Britt Svensson (born 5 December 1946 in Värnamo, Småland) is a Swedish politician and former Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Left Party.

Svensson has been vice-chair of the GUE/NGL group, and chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. She was also a member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, a substitute for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with Israel, and a substitute for the delegation to the EU–Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.

Svensson is known for opposing Europe-wide restrictions on freedom of speech and to prevent perceived gender stereotyping.[1]

She left the Parliament in September 2011.


  • Political secretary of the Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) (1995–2004)
  • Member of County Council for the Left Party (1995–2004)
  • Member of the Left Party's Executive (since 2000)
  • Member of executive committee
  • Tenants' association Sweden (since 2000)
  • Chair of the People's Movement No to the EU, Sweden (1992–2001)
  • Vice-chair of the People's Movement No to the EU, Sweden (since 2001)


  1. ^ Irvine, Chris (5 September 2008). "EU wants to ban 'sexist' TV commercials". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 5 September 2008.

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