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Ms. Anna Maria Corazza Bildt

Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group)

An Italian-Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Sweden. She is a member of the Moderate Party, part of the European People’s Party. Corazza Bildt successfully ran for MEP in the 2009 elections.

She received 14.3% of Moderate personal votes. This was only surpassed by party top name Gunnar H?kmark (15.2%). She successfully ran for re-election in the 2014 elections. She received 16.37% of Moderate personal votes, putting down top name Gunnar H?kmark (12.08%).

Corazza Bildt is vice chair of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and a member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. In addition to her committee assignments, she co-chairs the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights<European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights European Parliament.> and is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.

In 2014, Corazza Bildt was appointed as the leader of the Single Seat campaign in favor of abandoning Strasbourg for Brussels as the sole location of the European Parliament. In 2015, news media reported that Corazza Bildt was included in a Russian blacklist of prominent people from the European Union who are not allowed to enter the country. In 2015, Corazza Bildt made headlines by asking parliamentary officials to check if there were any irregularities with the votes of Marine Le Pen, which prompted the European Parliament to open an investigation into whether MEPs voted on Le Pen’s behalf, which would be a violation of the body’s rules.

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