Morten Østergaard

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Morten Østergaard
Den danske uddannelsesminister Morten Oestergaard. Mote i ministerradet for utbildning och forskning i forbindelse med Nordiska radets 64-e session i Helsingfors. Wednesday 31. October 2012.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
2 September 2014 – 28 June 2015
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded by Margrethe Vestager
Minister of the Economy and Interior
In office
2 September 2014 – 28 June 2015
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded by Margrethe Vestager
Minister for Taxation
In office
3 February 2014 – 2 September 2014
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded by Jonas Dahl
Succeeded by Benny Engelbrecht
Personal details
Born (1976-06-17) 17 June 1976 (age 39)
Aarhus, Denmark
Political party Social Liberal Party

Morten Østergaard (born 17 June 1976) is a Danish politician who served as Denmark's Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs from 2 September 2014 to 28 June 2015. A member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, he has been a member of the Folketing since 2005, and he was Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education from 2011 to 2014, and for a short term in 2014 also Minister for Taxation.

Østergaard holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Aarhus. He was vice-chairman of the party from 2002 to 2005 and has been a member of parliament since the 2005 election.[1]

Following the announcement on 31 August 2014 that Margrethe Vestager is to become Denmark's EU Commissioner, Østergaard was elected parliamentary group leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Østergaard, Morten" (PDF). Folketinget. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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