Luc Frieden

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Luc Frieden
Luc Frieden at IEIS Conference Arno J Mayer May 2013.jpg
Minister for Finances
In office
23 July 2009 – 4 December 2013
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker
Preceded by Jean-Claude Juncker
Succeeded by Pierre Gramegna
Minister for Defence
In office
31 July 2004 – 22 February 2006
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker
Preceded by Charles Goerens
Succeeded by Jean-Louis Schiltz
Minister for Justice
In office
30 January 1998 – 23 July 2009
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker
Preceded by Marc Fischbach
Succeeded by François Biltgen
Personal details
Born (1963-09-16) 16 September 1963 (age 50)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Political party Christian Social People's Party
Alma mater University of Luxembourg
Pantheon-Sorbonne University
University of Cambridge
Harvard University

Luc Frieden (born 16 September 1963 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a Luxembourgish politician for the Christian Social People's Party (CSV). He was Minister for Justice and Minister for the Treasury and Budget from 1998 to 2009, and Minister for Finances from 2009 to 2013.

In the capacity of Minister for the Treasury and Budget, Frieden was responsible for the successful introduction of the euro as replacement for the Luxembourgish franc. Since then, many of his responsibilities, as minister for both the Treasury and Justice, have related to the fall-out from the Clearstream Affair. Frieden is seen as one of the potential successors for the present Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker.

In early 2007, speaking after an EU debate on violent video games, Frieden suggested that "Access to children should be cut off ... We have to ban some games".[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "EU to study ways to keep violent video games from kids." Associated Press, January 16, 2007.
Political offices
Preceded by
Marc Fischbach
Minister for Justice
1998–2009
Succeeded by
François Biltgen
Preceded by
Charles Goerens
Minister for Defence
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Jean-Louis Schiltz
Preceded by
Jean-Claude Juncker
Minister for Finances
2009–present
Incumbent