|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004
|Member of the Folketing|
22 October 1979 – 20 July 2004
|Born||Margrete Helle Auken
6 January 1945
|Political party|| Danish
European Green Party
|Spouse(s)||Erik Aksel Nielsen|
|Relations||Svend Auken (Brother)|
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
|Religion||Church of Denmark|
Margrete Helle Auken (born 6 January 1945) is an Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Denmark. She is a member of the Socialistisk Folkeparti, part of the European Green Party.
Her brother is Svend Auken. Margrete Auken was educated at the University of Copenhagen, and was a member of the Danish parliament from October 1979 to December 1990 and from September 1994 to June 2004.
She is a sognepræst (parish priest) at the Frederiksberg Church in the Church of Denmark.
When she was elected as the sole candidate for SF for the European Parliament in 2004 she sparked an uproar in SF by choosing to join the European Green Party – European Free Alliance instead of the European United Left – Nordic Green League without the approval of SF.
- Personal profile of Margrete Auken in the European Parliament's database of members
- Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (Danish)
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