Former Swedish MP appointed new Director of EPICENTER

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gustav Blix as the new Director of EPICENTER. Blix will take on his new post as of Monday 8 February.

Gustav Blix has an extensive background in politics and the promotion of free-market ideas and principles. During his two terms as a Member of the Swedish Parliament (2006-2014) he held several key positions, including spokesperson for the then governing Moderate Party on the Committee on European Union Affairs.

Blix is currently a Member of the Board of the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of cooperation and European integration on the basis of freedom, democracy and the market economy. He holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics.

Prior to entering the Swedish Parliament, he was a political advisor in the City of Stockholm, and has held various positions within the Moderate Party. Earlier in his career, Blix was a project manager at Timbro, the influential Swedish think tank and a founding member of EPICENTER.

Commenting on his appointment, Gustav Blix said:

“I am delighted to join the team at EPICENTER and our joint effort to build support for wide ranging pro-market reforms in our increasingly stagnant continent. Europe is in dire need of a surge in both individual freedom and personal responsibility, in all areas ranging from agricultural policies to trade, business regulation, education and social services. As Director of EPICENTER, my main focus will be on bringing new ideas to Brussels, but reforms are needed on all levels: European, national and local. In this, I look forward to working with the members in our network to promote and share ideas that are vital if we want to bring Europe back to growth, prosperity and a new optimism about what tomorrow may bring.”

EPICENTER publications and contributions from our member think tanks are designed to promote the discussion of economic issues and the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. As with all EPICENTER publications, the views expressed here are those of the author and not EPICENTER or its member think tanks (which have no corporate view).


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