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Jens-Peter Bonde

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Jens-Peter Bonde
Bonde in 2007
Born(1948-03-27)27 March 1948
Aabenraa, Denmark
Died4 April 2021(2021-04-04) (aged 73)
Years active1979–2008
Political partyJune Movement

Jens-Peter Rossen Bonde (27 March 1948 – 4 April 2021) was a Danish politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the June Movement. He resigned as an MEP in May 2008.[1][2] Bonde was elected to the European Parliament in the first election in 1979 with the People's Movement against the EU. He was re-elected 6 times consecutively. In 1992 he co-founded the June Movement which he chaired until his retirement in May 2008.

Jens-Peter Bonde emerged from the Danish Left of the 1970s, however he was on the centre-left for much of his life. In November 2005 he was the inspiration behind the setting up of a new Party at a European level, EUDemocrats. He was its president from 2005 to 2009.[3]

Bonde wrote over 60 books on the EU, including editions of EU treaties with additional commentary.[4]


Jens-Peter Bonde is the son of Nina Bonde and Nis Bonde. He was married to Lisbeth Kirk, editor-in-chief of the independent online newspaper EUobserver.[3][5] Jens-Peter has four sons and two grandchildren.


On 25 March 2008, Bonde announced his retirement from the European Parliament.[6] Bonde intended to spend more time encouraging the growth of parties similar to the June Movement in the rest of Europe and building the EUDemocrats. He was also working for referendums on the Treaty of Lisbon. Bonde resigned his seat on 9 May 2008 and was replaced by Hanne Dahl, who was second on the June Movement's list of candidates in the 2004 election.[7] In January 2009 Bonde resigned as President of the EUDemocrats and was succeeded by Sören Wibe.


  • 1966: Advanced school-leaving certificate
  • 1966–1974: Studied political science at the Aarhus University


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  1. ^ "Nyheder 24 timer i døgnet - seneste nyt - jp - jyllands-posten.dk".
  2. ^ Bayer, Lili (10 April 2021). "Remembering the Euroskeptic Brussels actually liked". Politico. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Bonde, Jens-Peter (1948 - ) - EUabc".
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Bonde to leave the European Parliament". 25 March 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2008.
  7. ^ "EUROPA-PARLAMENTSVALGET DEN 13. JUNI 2004" (PDF). 8 August 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2008. [dead link]
  8. ^ Foundation for EU Democracy http://www.ffeud.eu Archived 1 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Irsk nej-konge lancerer europæisk parti". Archived from the original on 13 April 2009.

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