François Biltgen

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François Biltgen (born 28 September 1958 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) is a Luxembourgish politician, who served as Minister for Justice, Minister for Communications and the Media, and Minister for Religious Affairs, the Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform, and the Minister for Higher Education and Research, in the government of Luxembourg[1] until 2013.

He was born in Esch-sur-Alzette, in the south-western Luxembourg and studied law in Paris. In 1987 he was elected to the communal council of Esch-sur-Alzette, and in 1994 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as a Christian Social People's Party (CSV) candidate. He was elected as President of the CSV in 2003.

After the elections which was held in June 2009, he was appointed the Minister of Justice, the Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Minister for Communications and Media as well as the Minister for Religious Affairs.[2]

In October 2013, he became a Judge at the European Court of Justice, replacing Jean-Jacques Kasel.[3]

Biltgen has two children.


  1. ^ "Minister posts of Biltgen". Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "In the News Biltgen Appointed Minister". Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "François Biltgen à la Cour de Justice de l'Union européenne". 7 October 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mady Delvaux-Stehres
Minister for Communications (first time)
1994 – 1999
Succeeded by
Jean-Louis Schiltz
Preceded by
Jean-Louis Schiltz
Minister for Communications (second time)
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
Xavier Bettel
Preceded by
Luc Frieden
Minister for Justice
2009 - 2013
Succeeded by
Felix Braz
Party political offices
Preceded by
Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
President of the CSV
2003 – 2009
Succeeded by
Michel Wolter

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