Michael Aastrup Jensen

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Michael Aastrup Jensen (born 16 March 1976 in Roskilde) is a Danish politician.[1]

Political career[edit]

Aastrup Jensen been politically active since he as a 14-year-old joined the Young Liberals and the Liberal Party in Randers. In subsequent years he held various positions within these organizations.

In 1998-2006 he was a Member of Randers Town Council and was appointed mayor in 2002.[2] Thus, he became the youngest mayor ever in Denmark.[3]

Member of Parliament, 2005–present[edit]

Aastrup Jensen has been a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party since 2005.[4]

Since the 2015 Danish elections, Aastrup Jensen has been his parliamentary group's spokesman on foreign affairs.[2] He is also a member of numerous committees, including the Danish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.[2] In this capacity, he has been serving as Vice-President of the Assembly (since 2015) and as member of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee).[5] Alongside Kastriot Islami of Albania (2010-2011) and Boris Tsilevitch of Latvia (2012-2015), he also served as the Assembly’s co-rapporteur on the monitoring of Georgia between 2010 and 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Den Store Danske Encyklopædi - Michael Aastrup Jensen". Gyldendal 2009-2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "CV as pdf (English)". Folketinget. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Randers-borgmester vil i Folketinget". Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. 25 October 2004. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Folketinget - Michael Aastrup Jensen". Folketinget. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  5. ^ PACE elects a new Vice-President in respect of Denmark Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, press release of September 28, 2015.
  6. ^ PACE co-rapporteurs condemn the treaty Russia-the self-proclaimed ‘Republic of South Ossetia’ Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, press release of March 24, 2015.