Martin Kinnunen is a Member of the Swedish Parliament (SD-ECR). He has been a Member of the Riksdag since 2014, elected for the Stockholm constituency since 2018. Before, he was elected for the Gothenburg constituency. He is a member of both the EU Committee and the Environment and Agriculture affairs Committee, and serves as the climate and environmental policy spokesperson for his party.
Kinnunen has been press secretary for the Sweden Democrats in 2010–2014 and also served as Chairman of Sweden Democratic Youth between 2005 and 2007. Kinnunen is a trained economist (PhD) and has completed a bachelor of philosophy degree in economics at Stockholm University.
In this this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, BrusselsReport.eu editor Pieter Cleppe discusses the following topics with him:
- The EU's energy crisis: how did it came so far and are EU member states on the right path?
- The EU's green deal and ever more expensive climate policies: is the Swedish EU Council Presidency putting the brakes on?
- Is there a chance to put a stop to EU legislative plans to ban the combustion engine?
- The latest on the European Union's protectionist response to the American "Inflation Reduction Act"