Jean Asselborn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jean Asselborn
Jean Asselborn Senate of Poland 01.JPG
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
31 July 2004
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker
Xavier Bettel
Preceded by Charles Goerens
Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
31 July 2004 – 4 December 2013
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker
Preceded by Lydie Polfer
Succeeded by Etienne Schneider
Personal details
Born 27 April 1949
Steinfort, Luxembourg
Political party Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party

Jean Asselborn (born 27 April 1949) is a Luxembourgish politician who has served in the government of Luxembourg as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration since 2004. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2004 to 2013, under Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker.[1]

Born at Steinfort, Jean Asselborn obtained a diplôme de fin d’études secondaires from the Athénée de Luxembourg in 1976. In October 1981, he was awarded a master’s degree in private judicial law from the University Nancy II. He became Mayor of Steinfort in 1982 and served in that position until 2004. He was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg in 1984, and in 1989 he became head of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party parliamentary group. He was Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies from 1999 to 2004.[1] He was also the President of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party, the second-largest political party in the Grand Duchy, from 1997 to 2004.

See also[edit]


Party political offices
Preceded by
Ben Fayot
President of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
Succeeded by
Alex Bodry
Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Spautz
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Succeeded by
Lucien Weiler
Preceded by
Lydie Polfer
Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Succeeded by
Etienne Schneider
Preceded by
Charles Goerens
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Bernard Bot
President of the Council of the European Union
Succeeded by
Jack Straw