Per Stig Møller

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Per Stig Møller in September 2011
Per Stig Møller (left) and Jóannes Eidesgaard in Fámjin before signing the contract about Faroese-Danish relations in foreign policy

Per Stig Møller (Danish pronunciation: [ˈpeɐ̯ sdi ˈmølɐ], informal: Per Stig; born August 27, 1942 in Frederiksberg) is a Danish politician. He has been a member of Folketinget (the Danish national parliament) for the Conservative People's Party since 1984, and was Minister for the Environment from December 18, 1990 to January 24, 1993 as part of the Cabinet of Poul Schlüter IV and Foreign Minister from November 27, 2001 to February 23, 2010 as part of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I, II and III, and the first Cabinet of Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Since February 23, 2010 to October 3, 2011 he has been Minister for Culture.

Per Stig Møller is the son of the former Finance Minister Poul Møller and journalist Lis Møller, who were both Members of Parliament.

Education[edit]

Per Stig Møller completed his master's degree in comparative literature at the University of Copenhagen in 1967, and was awarded a dr.phil. (higher doctorate) in 1973 for his thesis Malte-Bruns litterære kritik og dens plads i transformationsprocessen mellem klassicisme og romantik i fransk litteraturhistorie 1800-1826 (Eng.: Literary criticism of Malte-Brun and its position in the transformation process between classicism and romanticism in French history of literature 1800-1826).

Non-political career[edit]

  • 1973 - 1974: Editor of culture in Danmarks Radio.
  • 1974 - 1976: Lecturer at the University of Paris.
  • 1974, 1976 - 1979: Vice president (souschef) at the department of culture and society at Danmarks Radio.
  • 1979 - 1984: Working with the program manager at Danmarks Radio.
  • 1985 - 1986: Vice president of Radiorådet, the leading organ of Danmarks Radio which is appointed by Folketinget.
  • 1986 - 1987: President of Radiorådet.
  • 1984 - 2001: Commentator at the newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

Political career[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Synspunkter i konservatismen (anthology) (1968)
  • Antikleksikon (with Preben Hasselbalch and Jens Winther) (1970)
  • La Critique dramatique et littéraire de Malte-Brun (1971)
  • Utopi og virkelighed (with Søren Krarup and Ebbe Reich) (1973)
  • Malte-Bruns litterære kritik og dens plads i transformationsprocessen mellem klassicisme og romantik i fransk litteraturhistorie 1800-1826 (Doctor of Philosophy|Ph. D. thesis) (1973)
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor: Mod en ny civilisation (commentary) (1973)
  • Tøger Reenberg: Ars Poetica. Digte mellem to tider (commentary) (1973)
  • Erotismen (1973)
  • København-Paris t/r (1973)
  • Tværsnit 1790 (anthology) (1974)
  • På Sporet af det forsvundne Menneske (1976)
  • Forfatternes Danmarkshistorie (editor) (1977)
  • Livet i Gøgereden (1978)
  • Fra Tid til Anden (1979)
  • Forfatternes kulturhistorie (editor) (1979)
  • Tro, Håb og Fællesskab (1980)
  • Forfatternes forfatterhistorie (editor) (1980)
  • Midt i Redeligheden (1981)
  • Orwells Håb og Frygt (1983)
  • Nat uden Daggry (1985)
  • Mulighedernes Samfund (with Bertel Haarder and Tom Høyem) (1985)
  • Stemmer fra Øst (1987)
  • Historien om Estland, Letland og Litauen (1990)
  • Kurs mod Katastrofer? (1993)
  • Miljøproblemer (1995)
  • Den naturlige Orden - Tolv år der flyttede Verden (1996)
  • Spor. Udvalgte Skrifter om det åbne Samfund og dets Værdier (1997)
  • Magt og Afmagt (1999)
  • Munk (2000)
  • Mere Munk (2003)

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Lone Dybkjær
Minister for the Environment of Denmark
18 December 1990 – 25 January 1993
Succeeded by
Svend Auken
Preceded by
Mogens Lykketoft
Foreign Minister of Denmark
November 27, 2001 – February 23, 2010
Succeeded by
Lene Espersen
Preceded by
Carina Christensen
Culture Minister of Denmark
February 23, 2010– October 3, 2011
Succeeded by
Uffe Elbæk
Preceded by
Birthe Rønn Hornbech
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs of Denmark
March 8, 2011– October 3, 2011
Succeeded by
Manu Sareen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hans Engell
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Pia Christmas-Møller