Carl Bildt

Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Born: 15 July, 1949 in Halmstad, Halland district, Sweden into a family of Swedish/ Norwegian/Danish nobles, he is related to the King of Norway, his great-great-grandfather was Prime Minister of Sweden a century before and his great-grandfather the Chief of the General Staff of the Swedish Army. He has spent his entire life in politics and was elected the leader of the Swedish Moderate Party in 1986. From 1991 until 1994 he was the Prime Minister of Sweden. His most widely recognized achievement was Sweden's entry into the EU during his tenure and Bildt signed the accession treaty at the European Union summit in Corfu, Greece on June 23, 1994.
His time as PM also partly coincided with the most crucial period in the recovery of freedom and independence by Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and the active support of the Swedish Government led by him, was of great importance to the Baltic countries particularly in the negotiations about the ultimate withdrawal of residual Russian troops from the territories of these countries.
Carl Bildt was at the house during talks with Baltic leaders in this period.
After his stint as Prime Minister, Carl Bildt was tagged for important international conflict resolution activities, serving as the EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia from June 1995, the Co-Chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference in November 1995, and EU High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina from December 1995 to June 1997 and the United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Balkans from 1999 until 2001.
In October, 2006, Carl Bildt was back in a position in the Swedish Government, this time as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.