Experts & Staff

Carl Bildt

ECFR co-chair
Former Prime Minister and Former Foreign Minister of Sweden


Carl Bildt served as both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden. Under his leadership, the government initiated major liberal economic reforms and negotiated Sweden’s accession to the EU. A renowned international diplomat, he also served as EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Special Envoy to the Balkans, and Co-Chair of the Dayton Peace Conference. Bildt also has a well-established profile in technology circles. He is Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a former Adviser to ICANN, and a high-profile proponent of a global digital marketplace. Bildt graduated from Stockholm University.




In the media

Carl Bildt on Europe's future (Polish translation of his article for Project Syndicate).

Article about François Godement and Carl Bildt's op-ed on India and the UE 

Op-ed by Carl Bildt and François Godement in Les Echos