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Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Biography

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Poul Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen (født 15. juni 1943 i Esbjerg) er en dansk socialdemokratisk politiker, som var Danmarks statsminister fra 25. januar 1993 til 27. november 2001. Han var fra 2004 til 2009 medlem af Europa-Parlamentet, som han blev valgt til med et rekordstort antal (407.966) personlige stemmer. Han var fra 2004 til 2011 formand for De Europæiske Socialdemokrater (PES).

 

Baggrund og tidlig karriere

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen blev student fra Esbjerg Statsskole i 1962 og cand.polit. fra Københavns Universitet i 1971. Han var ansat som økonom i LO 1971-86 og som cheføkonom 1980-86. I 1986-88 var han direktør i Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond. Han var næstformand for Socialdemokratiet 1987-92 og dets formand 1992-2002. Han var folketingsmedlem for Ringkøbing Amtskreds fra 10. maj 1988 til 2004 og partiets kandidat i Herningkredsen fra 1988-2004. I Folketinget var han formand for erhvervsudvalget 1988-92.

 

Europaparlamentet

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen blev valgt til Europaparlamentet i 2004. I Parlamentet har han bl.a. været fortaler for et opgør med kapitalfondene. På Financial News's liste over de 100 mest indflydelsesrige personer på de europæiske finansielle markeder indtog Nyrup i 2009 en femteplads kun overgået af tre bankfolk og Alan Howard fra hedgefonden Brevan Howard. Mod valgperiodens slutning i 2009 blev han af Politiken nævnt som kandidat til posten som formand for Europa-Kommissionen efter José Manuel Barroso. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen genopstillede ikke til Europa-Parlamentsvalget i 2009. Men han stod i spidsen for Danmarks første topmøde for psykisk sårbare og pårørende "Psykiatritopmøde 2009", som fandt sted den 3. oktober 2009 på Frederiksberg Gymnasium.

 

Privat

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen er søn af arbejdsmand Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen (død 1993) og rengøringsassistent Vera Nyrup Rasmussen (død 2004). Han blev gift med Helle Mollerup i 1966, med hvem han fik datteren Signe (født 1969), der efter en periode med psykisk sygdom begik selvmord den 20. august 1993. Nyrup blev skilt fra Helle Mollerup i 1976 og havde derpå et forhold til Anne Hagendam 1979-1987. I 1994 blev han gift med den radikale politiker Lone Dybkjær. Parret har ingen børn sammen, men Lone Dybkjær har børn fra et tidligere ægteskab. I 1999 kom det frem at Nyrups far stod i Bovrup-kartoteket, da han i 1941 havde meldt sig ind i DNSAP.

 

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Poul Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen, informally Poul Nyrup, born 15 June 1943), was Prime Minister of Denmark from 25 January 1993 to 27 November 2001 and President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) from 2004 to 2011. He was the leader of the governing Social Democrats from 1992 to 2002. He was a member of the European Parliament from 2004–09.

 

Early life

Rasmussen was born to a working-class family in Esbjerg in 1943. His parents were Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen and Vera Eline Nyrup Rasmussen. He was educated at the University of Copenhagen, earning a M.sc. degree in Economics in 1971. While studying he was active in the social democratic student union Frit Forum, where he met some of his future political colleagues. He paid his way through university by doing several jobs, like counting traffic and being a part-time delivery boy.

 

Party of European Socialists, 2004–2009

In 2004 Rasmussen defeated Giuliano Amato to be elected President of the PES, succeeding Robin Cook in the post. He was re-elected for a further 2.5 years at the PES Congress in Porto on 8 December 2006. The position involves coordinating the political vision of the party, ensuring unity, chairing the party presidency and representing the party on a regular basis. As PES President he is also President of the Global Progressive Forum and sits on committee of Transatlantic Dialogue, which fosters cooperation between progressives from the USA and Europe.Rasmussen has played a central role in making the party more inclusive and oversaw the launch of the network 'PES Activists', as well as a radically participative consultation process to construct the party's manifesto for the European election 2009.

 

Rasmussen's influence in politicising the PES can be seen in the party's headline political initiative, New Social Europe. Based on a report written by Rasmussen and former President of the European Commission Jacques Delors, this aims at creating a "fairer, more inclusive, and more dynamic society".

 

Personal life

Rasmussen is married to Lone Dybkjær, a member of the Folketing (and a former MEP) for the centrist Radikale Venstre. He enjoys holidaying with his wife in their second house as well as swimming, walking, and reflecting with friends. He also likes listening to music. He is not related to the succeeding two Prime Ministers of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen or Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

 

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19.2.09

updated: 2013-01-08

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