Country: Sweden
  • BRU:
    ASP 07F136 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845155
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849155
  • STR:
    LOW T09040 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175155
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179155
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Afghanistan
  • Member - Kristdemokraterna
  • Member - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - Human Rights
  • Substitute - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
  • Substitute - Transport and Tourism

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1955 in Jönköping, Lars Adaktusson worked in news journalism for over 35 years. His work took him from the corridors of power in the White House and the Kremlin to the besieged city of Sarajevo. He has interviewed people in overcrowded refugee camps, seen the misery in the Gaza Strip, has faced the terror of suicide bombers in Israel and was personally censored by the dictatorship in Iran. These experiences have seen him exercise several different positions: a political reporter and commentator, a news anchor and TV host and a foreign correspondent in the three major regions of the world; Central Europe, USA and Middle East.

His knowledge and contacts from journalism as a whole is an important asset in his work as a Member of the European Parliament. He believes that party politics in general need representatives with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

MEP since 2014.



07.03.2018 - 12:30

Public Appeal

Public appeal On February 19, the Iranian authorities attacked the Gonabadi Sufi protesters in Tehran during their peaceful protest against the detention of one of their members, Nematollah Riahi, 72. Mr Riahi had come to Tehran to help protect...
Statue of justice
12.12.2017 - 13:07

Upholding the independence of judiciary in Iran

Urgent appeal to uphold the independence of judiciary To the President of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Hassan Rouhani To the Minister of Justice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Seyyed Alireza Avaei Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of...
30.06.2016 - 12:25

An urgent appeal to the Vice-President of the Iranian Parliament Ali Motahari

On the basis of the information we had the opportunity to gather, it is our opinion that Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri (born 1956) is not a political leader or engaged in opposition activities. He has legally founded a psychological institute which...

Press releases

12.01.2017 - 14:03

Iran:MEPs demand immediate release of human rights activists

Following the current reports on the critical condition of Arash Sadeghi and Ali Shariati, two Iranian human rights defenders on hunger strike, Members of the European Parliament demand their...
26.10.2016 - 15:52

Mosul: safeguarding the future of minorities

The situation in Northern Iraq demands a rapid and robust response from the European Union, especially in the aftermath of the battle of Mosul - the largest military operation so far in the war...
Kobani, Syria
04.02.2016 - 12:32

ISIS crimes labelled as genocide by the European Parliament

On the EPP Group's initiative, the abuse and persecution against Christians, Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities by the so-called ISIS/Daesh have been recognised by the European...



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