About Mats Engström

My professional career includes positions in the Swedish government services, inter alia as Deputy State Secretary and Director of the International Departement at the Ministry for the Environment, and as Political Adviser to Foreign Minister Anna Lindh 1998-2001. I have also been Editorial Writer at the newspaper Aftonbladet for seven years, Editor-in-Chief of Ny Teknik, the leading technology magazine in Sweden, and Policy Director at the biggest Swedish trade union, Unionen.

Presently, I am on leave from the Swedish agency Tillväxtanalys, where I have covered mainly environment, energy and innovation. From November 2015 to December 2017 I was Science and Innovation Counsellor at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, dealing with research and development policies in Japan and South Korea.

I have written extensively on European affairs, on environment and on technology. In addition to articles in Swedish newspapers, my texts have been published by inter alia Euractiv, European Voice, EU Observer, Foreign Policy Centre, Inside Story, New Statesman, NRC Handelsblatt, OpenDemocracy, and on a number of international websites. I am the author of two books.

Views expressed on this website or in linked texts are my personal opinions.