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Charlie Andreas Weimers (born 12 November 1982) is Swedishpolitician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Sweden since 2019.[1] He is a member of the Sweden Democrats, part of European Conservatives and Reformists.

Swedish politician
Charlie Weimers
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Constituency Sweden
Personal details
Born
Charlie Andreas Weimers

(1982-11-12) 12 November 1982 (age 39)
Hammarö, Värmland County, Sweden

Political party Moderate Party
(1996-1998)
Christian Democrats (1998–2018)
Sweden Democrats (2018– )

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Weimers was chairman of the Swedish Young Christian Democrats (Kristdemokratiska Ungdomsförbundet – KDU) 2008–2011. He was elected Vice President of the Youth of the European People’s Party at the 6th YEPP Congress in Stockholm in May 2007.

Weimers was born in Karlstad, and currently lives in Hammarö. He joined the Christian Democrats and the Young Christian Democrats in 1998. He served as the district chairman of KDU-Värmland from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2003 to 2004. He was elected to the KDU national board in 2003. He lost a close race for chairmanship of the KDU in 2005 to Ella Bohlin, a more centrist candidate. Weimers was later elected first vice chairman of KDU at the national convention in 2005. He pursued graduate studies in Karlstad University‘s political science program.

Weimers was elected to the Hammarö Municipal Council in 2002. He was elected again in 2006, and currently serves as party leader for the Christian Democrats in the council. He has also been a member of the Värmland Regional Council since 2006.

He was elected chairman of the KDU in 2008.[2]

After the 2010 general election, Hammarö switched majority from a socialist rule to blue-green one, consisting of five parties (Moderates, Liberal Peoples Party, Centre Party, Green Party and Christian Democrats), thus making Weimers Deputy Mayor of Hammarö. Because of this,[clarification needed] Weimers declared in January 2011 that he would resign in June 2011, which he did.

On 6 September 2018, Weimers joined the Sweden Democrats. His stated reason for leaving KD for SD was that: “Sweden needs a responsible migration policy…and SD is the only party that stands up for this.”[3] At the same time, he was expelled from the Christian Democrats.

In the May 2019 Elections to the European Parliament Weimers was elected with ~30 000 personal votes. During the campaign he highlighted the 40% proposed increase of the Swedish contribution to the EU budget and called on the Löfven II Cabinet to veto the proposed increase.[4]

Weimers is a member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and of the Delegation to Iraq and a substitute member of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Delegation to the U.S.[5][6][7]

In the European Parliament Weimers has supported motions calling on the EU to classify the Grey Wolves and ANTIFA as terrorist organisations [8][9][10] and to improve information for citizens on Commission roadmaps.[11]

Weimers has criticised decisions made by the Swedish government to give financial aid to Islamic Relief and the Swedish Muslim organisation Ibn Rushd who Weimers argues has “repeatedly invited undemocratic, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, homophobic and pro-violence speakers.”[12][13]

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