Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström was appointed in September 1999. She has had a long career in politics, both in the Swedish parliament and in the government, where she was Minister for Consumer Affairs, Women and Youth in 1988-1991, Minister for Culture in 1994-1996 and Minister for Social Affairs in 1996-1998. Commissioner Wallström also has worked as the CEO of a regional TV network in Sweden and before taking up her appointment as Commissioner she was the executive vice-president of Worldview Global Media in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Mrs Wallström is married to Håkan and has two children, Viktor and Erik.
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