|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2009
|Born||6 February 1952|
|Political party|| Luxembourgish|
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Charles Goerens (born 6 February 1952) is a Luxembourgish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Luxembourg. He is a member of the Democratic Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
He served as Minister for Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Defence in the government of Jean-Claude Juncker from 7 August 1999 until 31 July 2004. He also briefly served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 20 July 2004 until 31 July 2004. He lost these posts when Juncker had to form a new coalition government after the 2004 parliamentary elections.
Since 2009, Goerens has been serving as a member of the Committee on Development and of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. In addition, he is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and a vice-chairman of the cross-party Working Group on Fair Trade (sponsored by Fair Trade Advocacy)
- Friends of the Global Fund, Vice-Chair of the Board
- Fondation pour la construction de l'avenir du Luxembourg (FOCAL), Member of the Board
- "Charles Goerens". ALDE. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Charles Goerens" (in French). Government of Luxembourg. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Your MEPs : Charles GOERENS". Europa. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Members European Parliament Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
- Fair Trade housewarming at the European Parliament Fair Trade Advocacy, press release of 8 October 2014.
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| Minister for Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Defence
| Minister for the Environment
| Minister of Foreign Affairs
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| President of the DP
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