Henning Christophersen

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Henning Christophersen (born 8 November 1939, Copenhagen) is a Danish politician, a former vice-president of the European Commission (1985–1995), former leader of the Danish liberal party Venstre (1978–1984) and former member of the European Convention.[1]

He also was Deputy Prime minister and Finance Minister of Denmark (1982–1984) and Foreign Minister of Denmark (1978–1979).

In 1992, as EU commissioner, Henning Christophersen together with 10 Baltic Ministers of Foreign Affairs founded the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the EuroFaculty.[2]

Since December 1998 until 1 January 2007 he was the Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference.

He is chairman and member of a number of supervisory Boards of Directors and partner of Kreab, Brussels.

Political offices
Preceded by
Anker Jørgensen
Foreign Minister of Denmark
30 August 1978 – 26 October 1979
Succeeded by
Kjeld Olesen
Preceded by
Knud Heinesen
Finance Minister of Denmark
10 September 1982 – 23 July 1984
Succeeded by
Palle Simonsen
Preceded by
...
Vice-President of the European Commission
1985–1995
Succeeded by
Leon Brittan
Preceded by
...
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs
1985–1995
Succeeded by
...
Party political offices
Preceded by
Poul Hartling
Leader of Venstre
1977–1984
Succeeded by
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henning Christophersen Den Store Danske, Gyldendals åbne encyclopædi
  2. ^ Kristensen, Gustav N. 2010. Born into a Dream. EuroFaculty and the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Berliner Wissentshafts-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-8305-1769-6.
  • Tom Matz (2004), Venstre ved du hvor du har ForlagsKompagniet : Nørhaven Book.