Nicolai Wammen

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Nicolai Wammen
Nicolai Wammen, pressefoto.jpg
Minister for Defence
In office
9 August 2013 – 28 June 2015
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byNick Hækkerup
Succeeded byCarl Holst
Minister for European Affairs
In office
3 October 2011 – 9 August 2013
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byNick Hækkerup
Mayor of Aarhus
In office
Preceded byLouise Gade
Succeeded byJacob B. Johansen
Personal details
Born (1971-02-07) 7 February 1971 (age 47)
Holbæk, Denmark
Political partySocial Democrats
Alma materUniversity of Aarhus

Nicolai Halby Wammen (born 7 February 1971) is a Danish politician, representing the Social Democrats. A native and lifelong resident of Denmark's second-largest city, Aarhus, he earned a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Aarhus in 2001 and was first elected to its City Council in 1998.[1] In 2001 he was elected to Parliament, served one term and was then elected Mayor of Aarhus in 2006. At this time he was also elected vice president of the Social Democrats. When Helle Thorning-Schmidt led the Social Democrats to victory in Denmark's September 2011 elections, Wammen returned to Danish Parliament (representing Aarhus) and was appointed to the newly created position of Minister for European Affairs from October 2011 to August 2013. On 9 August 2013, Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt announced her first Cabinet shakeup, changing six ministers, including moving Nicolai Wammen to Minister for Defence, and moving Minister of Defence Nick Hækkerup to Minister of European Affairs and Trade.

Personal life[edit]

Nicolai married to Karen Lund, Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet reported that Wammen fathered a son, Carl (born 9 October 2011) with Julie Rademacher, a former Member of Parliament whom the paper described as "a friend". Upon the birth of their son, she resigned from Parliament and moved to Greenland to be with her parents.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mayor Nicolai Wammen". Aarhus Municipality. Retrieved 2010-08-20.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Julie: Nicolai er vild med sin søn, Ekstrabladet, 2 November 2011; accessed 10 August 2013.

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