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Jan Andersson (politician)

Jan Andersson (born 17 March 1947 in Scania) is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Sweden, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

He is also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a substitute for the temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007–2013, and a member of the delegation for relations with Japan.


  • Advanced school-leaving certificate (1967)
  • Intermediate-level teacher (1971)
  • Teacher in Helsingborg (1972–1988)
  • Member of Helsingborg municipal executive board (1982–1988)
  • Chairman of Helsingborg Social Welfare Board (1983–1985, 1990)
  • Member of the Swedish Parliament (1988–1995)
  • Member of the Helsingborg Social Democratic Party executive (1979–1990)
  • co-opted member of Skåne Social Democratic Party executive (since 1995)
  • Co-opted member of the Social Democratic Party executive committee and party executive (since 2000)
  • Member of the European Parliament since 1995

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  • European Parliament biography link is not active
  • Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (Swedish)
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