While certain countries (if not all of them) in the Balkans, have a problem to appoint Ministers in their countries from other ethnicities or other religious beliefs then their own, Sweden has appointed the youngest Minister that is originally from another country. Aida Hadzialic is currently the Minister of Education and Research. She is the first Muslim Minister in Sweden.
Aida Hadzialic born on 21 January 1987 in Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has fled Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992 with her family from the devastating war. They left everything behind, their house, family, friends because of the horror that happened in their country was something the Balkans has never seen before. "Overnight we had to leave everything behind - the house, the members of family and friends. Somehow we barely raise the money necessary for the trip to Sweden"- she wrote on her blog.
She entered the Swedish politics while she was 16 years old. She entered the Swedish Social Democratic Party. In 2010 she finished university at the prestigious Lund University in Sweden with a bachelor of Law. Immediately after graduation she was appointed as the mayor of Halmstad. She says that she joined the Social Democratic Party because of the benefits she had right after she entered Sweden, and the social welfare system in Sweden. Just to mention the Swedish social welfare system is one of the best in the world, as i myself the writer of this column was a immigrant in Sweden in 2001-2002.
In 2014, October to be precise she was appointed by Stefan Löfven cabinet for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, thus making her the youngest Minister in Swedish history. While browsing in her CV i discovered that she had served the Swedish people on various positions in the #Government.
Also another thing to mention is that she is in close ties with the Bosnian diaspora that lives in Sweden and that's how she keeps close relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sweden.