Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt of Sweden

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Formerly Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994 and leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999, Bildt has served as Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs since 6 October 2006.
Bildt was born in Halmstad, Halland, and belongs to an old Norwegian-Danish-Swedish noble family traditionally domiciled in Bohus county.
His great-grandfather General Knut Bildt was chief of the general staff.
Bildt's grandfather Nils Bildt was a Colonel and chief of the Halland Regiment.
Bildt has a brother - Nils, who was born in 1952.
When the non-socialist formed government in 1976, Bildt came to serve as the Moderate party coordinator in his capacity as close collaborator of the then party leader and Minister of Economy Gösta Bohman.
Bildt was elected leader of the Moderate Party in 1986, succeeding Ulf Adelsohn.
After his term as Prime Minister, Bildt was active as a mediator in the Balkans conflict, serving as the European Union Special Envoy to Former Yugoslavia from June 1995, Co-Chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference in November 1995, and High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina from December 1995 to June 1997 immediately after the Bosnian War.
Bildt had suggested that the President of Croatia, Franjo Tuđman was as guilty of war crimes as the Krajina Serb leader, Milan Marti.
On October 6, 2006, Bildt was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the newly formed government led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
This was seen by many as a somewhat surprising move, because Bildt had already served both as Prime Minister and as leader of the Moderate Party and the previous conflict between Bildt and Reinfeldt.
After having left his political position as leader of the Moderate Party in 1999, apart from being engaged on international issues, Bildt took up a number of private sector positions as well as with international think-thanks.
In 2002 Bildt joined the board of directors of Vostok Nafta, a financial company primarily with holdings in Gazprom.
Bildt was also a member of the board of independent oil company Lundin Petroleum.
Bildt has been criticized due to the potential conflict of interest due to his previous position in Vostok Nafta, although Bildt could not divest the stock options he has until the first two weeks of December 2006.
Bildt has also been questioned for his role as a member of the International Advisory Council of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, a group with ties to the Bush administration pushing for an invasion of Iraq in 2003.
In addition, Carl Bildt has been criticized for opposing an international interference in the War in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Following his statements during the South Ossetian War where he compaired the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin to Hitler's Nazi Germany the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Bildt is no longer considered welcome in Moscow.
Bildt was an early pioneer among politicians of using the internet for communicating.
The article on Carl Bildt is supported by WikiProject Sweden, which is an attempt to improve the quality and coverage of Sweden-related articles on Wikipedia.
Source: Gustaf Elgenstierna's family trees, book I, states clearly that the very family called Bildt in Sweden (to which Carl Bildt is known to belong to), has as its ancestresses: Dorotea Bjelke, daughter of Chancellor Jens Ovesen Bjelke; and Blanceflor Vincentsdottir Lunge, daughter of Chancellor V.
The only thing that needs to be mentioned is that Bildt had a position within the the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq and what his opinion was on the conflict, of course supported by relevant sources and/or quotes.
This "affair" did not get half as much attention as any of the other affairs that Bildt has been involved in, so it gives a very unbalanced impression when this takes up more than half of the section on Bildt's period as foreign minister.
Carl Bildt is getting heavy critizism (right now) for his lobby work for invading Irak, and that has to be in the article.
I don't care if it was to "liberate Iraq" as Slarre claims and wants to POV enter, or if it was becouse Bildt is an Oil-Busniessman) The fact is still that Bildt wanted the war and that he is being critizised for his involvment in it on two main points: 1.
BioFormer Prime Minister of Sweden and current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt was appointed as the European Union Special Representative to the former Yugoslavia and served as co-chairman of the 1995 Dayton Peace Talks.
Minister Bildt has served on the board of trustees for the RAND Corporation, was non-executive director of the global asset management company Legg Mason as well as member of the international advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Bosnian Serb Offers Riddle: Is He Out Or Is He In?By CHRIS HEDGESThe senior civilian administrator for the Bosnia peace accord announced today that the Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, had resigned.
welcomes the UN Security Council's new resolution on the Gaza conflict, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Friday.
from the information that's available to me that the attack was based on Pakistani soil," Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said after a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.
Carl Bildt is a former prime minister of Sweden (1991-1994), and recently (1999-2001) served as the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Balkans.
Carl Bildt has had wide experience in foreign and security affairs, serving on or leading a number of official governmental commissions.
Bildt has authored a number of published works, in addition to producing his own newsletter in Swedish on international affairs (bildt.
Carl Bildt is the holder of various senior honours and decorations from France (Commander of the Legion d'Honneur), Germany (Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz), the United Kingdom (KCMG, Honorary Knighthood), Estonia and Latvia.
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Commenting on Boris Tadic’s re-election victory as Serbia’s president - Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said it was good for Serbia and the entire region.
According to news agency TT, Bildt said that while the election did not mean the political showdown over Serbia’s future is over, he said that at least today’s attempt at driving Serbia into a new nationalistic cul-de-sac had failed.
Carl Bildt is a former prime minister of Sweden.
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Evidence of those powers is, however, very difficult to detect in the formulation and results of his policies: Among other things, Bildt is the principal author of Sweden's worst-ever economic disaster, as well as its most embarrassing fiasco in foreign policy.
Despite the failures of his most important political projects, Bildt has never had to struggle against the forces of darkness from which Palmephobia emerged, for the simple reason that he represents those interests.
It is probably for that reason that Bildt has been wrong on just about every important issue.
Carl Bildt has at his disposal an authoritative and suitably aggressive speaking style that is well-adapted to this era of broadcast entertainment.
This is, in all likelihood, the principal reason that Bildt has emerged from the u-boat fiasco with hardly a splash.
Carl Bildt has been in Bosnia for two years, and there are rumours that he has matured in service-- that he may even have developed a less deferential attitude toward the United States, now that he has himself felt the bite of its arrogance and arbitrary ways.
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France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Latvia.
venture capital firms and international energy companies.
troubling areas and on the conflict in Iraq.
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In 1991 the Social Democrats lost the election and a right-wing coalition government led by Carl Bildt came to power.
Bildt was Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994, coincidentally an office that had been held by his great-great-grandfather Gillis Bildt, a century earlier.
Bildt was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994, and leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999.
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Bildt has also been very active in resolving the conflict in the Balkans — serving as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Balkans between May 1999 and July 2001.
Carl Bildt is a member of The Globalist's Global Advisory Board.
Carl Bildt was born on July 15, 1949 in the southern town of Halmstad.
His term as premier ended, Bildt was made the international community's first envoy in Bosnia in January 1996, two months after the agreement which determined the shattered nation's post-war status.
While in Bosnia, Bildt was also to meet and fall in love with an Italian diplomat, a development which kept the gossip columnists busy back home in Sweden.
After his return to Sweden from the Balkans, the straight-talking Bildt was accused of downplaying his local constituents' concerns, preferring to emphasise the harsh conditions in the former Yugoslavia.
A man of considerable energy and youthful good looks, Bildt is often cited as one of Sweden's most popular politicians.
Politics: 8 Jan 09Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Thursday that the only way to halt the smuggling of weapons into Gaza is to stop the fighting and end Gaza’s economic isolation.
Politics: 31 Dec 08Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has called for an immediate ceasefire and full humanitarian access to under-siege Gaza after a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Paris on Tuesday.
Politics: 26 Nov 08Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt has dismissed allegations that he has been flouting the country’s tax rules by not paying any taxes for his nanny in Sweden.
Politics: 9 Sep 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt praised Belgrade's efforts to track down war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic during a visit to Stockholm on Tuesday of his Serbian counterpart Vuk Jeremic.
Politics: 5 Sep 08Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt took aim at Iran on Friday, condemning the country for sentencing women’s rights activist Parvin Ardalan to prison.
Politics: 2 Sep 08Sweden is mulling a resumption of its aid programme in support of democratic forces in Russia, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Tuesday.
Politics: 1 Sep 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has indicated that the recent conflict in the Caucasus could help speed up the integration of Georgia into Europe.
Politics: 29 Aug 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said he would welcome international peacekeepers in the Georgian breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Politics: 26 Aug 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has accused Russia of violating international law and jeopardizing European stability over its decision to recognize the independence of two Georgian provinces.
Politics: 18 Aug 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has played down the significance of reports that Russia is considering arming its Baltic fleet with nuclear warheads.
Politics: 11 Aug 08Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is travelling to Tbilisi on Monday in a bid to bring Russia and Georgia to the negotiating table.
Politics: 9 Aug 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has expressed deep concern over the developments in Georgia and the Caucasus.
Politics: 22 Jul 08Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday welcomed the news that the Serbian government had arrested wanted war criminal Radovan Karadjic.
Politics: 14 Jun 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Friday that he deeply regretted Ireland's "no" to the European Union's new reform treaty.
National: 20 May 08Foreign minister Carl Bildt remains convinced that Soviet vessels entered Swedish waters in 1982 despite fresh revelations about one famous submarine hunt.
Politics: 16 May 08Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt is faced with a tricky conundrum as his old rival, former state secretary Lars Danielsson, emerges as the only relevant applicant for the vacant ambassador post in Brussels.
Politics: 12 Mar 08Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and his French counterpart have pronounced their support for eventual Serbian membership in the EU.
Politics: 8 Mar 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has condemned the shootings in Jerusalem which caused the deaths of eight students.
Politics: 6 Mar 08Carl Bildt is to be the first foreign minister to visit Pristina since Kosovo declared independence.
Picture: Bildt meets President Fatmir Sejdiu in Pristina on January 31st.
Politics: 19 Feb 08Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Tuesday that Fidel Castro's decision to give up Cuba's presidency would enable the island nation to shift towards democracy.
Politics: 7 Jan 08Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has called on Georgians to respect the results of a snap presidential election.
Bildt said he had seen a demand for "an increased role by Europe on the global stage.
National: 2 Sep 07Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Sunday for talks expected to be dominated by Stockholm's stricter policies for Iraqi refugees.
Science Technology: 23 Aug 07Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has become the first high-profile Swedish politician to set up a page on popular social networking site Facebook.
National: 1 Aug 07Sweden and Norway will consider sending a joint group to participate in the new UN peacekeeping force for Darfur, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said.
This is very good news, Bildt said in a statement released by the foreign ministry, lauding the new Serbian government for showing its will to live up to its international and European commitments.
Bildt said he hoped Karadzic will soon be brought to trial.
Stockholm  - Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt expressed his hopes Tuesday that Italy receive a stable government that can carry out the reforms that the country needs so well.
In an entry on his personal blog, Bildt said that Italy needs to prepare for international tasks including the chairmanship of the group of eight (G8) leading industrial nations next year.
Swedens Bildt discusses Mideast peace with Jordanian premier Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Mon, 04/07/2008 - 16:12.
One of the most vocal supporters of Turkey in Europe, Bildt says it is sufficient to look at the map to see the huge strategic significance of Turkey.
In an exclusive interview with Today's Zaman, Bildt says it is now high time to act on behalf of the Turkish Cypriots and approve the direct trade regulation.
Bildt was given credit for his tough stance on the Greek Cypriots in bringing the direct trade regulation back on the agenda of the EU.
On the Armenian question, Bildt says the French way is not the right attitude.
Giving examples from his own country of Sweden, Bildt says history should be left to historians.
Bildt is strongly against Article 301 but still thinks Turkey has improved much in the last couple of years.
Bildt had not mentioned it in his briefing.
Bildt had to say on those issues, he said.
JERUSALEM, Jan 6 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres says Europe needs to "open its eyes" on the threat posed by Palestinian terrorists when criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza.
for the peace negotiations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bildt was elected a Member of Parliament in 1979.