Anne Brasseur

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Anne Brasseur (born May 19, 1950) is a Luxembourgish politician[1] and former sports and training minister. On 28 January 2014 she was elected as the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for a one-year renewable term, the second woman to hold this post.

Brasseur was born in Luxembourg city. She obtained a graduate degree in psychology in 1975 after studies at the universities in Tübingen and Mannheim. From 1975 to 1976 she was an SPOS (service de psychologie et d'orientation scolaire, a kind of educational psychologist) at the Esch-sur-Alzette Technical School and College for Boys.[1] She has one child, a daughter.[verification needed]

She began her political career when she was elected to the city council of Luxembourg in 1976. She is president of the Association des femmes libérales.

From 1999 to 2004 she was a cabinet minister of Luxembourg, Minister for National Education, Vocational Training and Sports (Ministre de l'Éducation nationale, de la Formation professionnelle et des Sports).[1]

Since 2009, she has been president of the The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Anne Brasseur" (in French). Luxembourg: Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. November 16, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011. Translate the French Government of Luxembourg biography of Ann Brasseur to English
  2. ^ "Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Presidents". Strasbourg, France: ALDE Group. Retrieved January 6, 2011.