Per Stig Møller

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Per Stig Møller in September 2011
Per Stig Møller (left) and Jóannes Eidesgaard in Fámjin before signing the contract about Faroese-Danish relations in foreign policy

Per Stig Møller (Danish pronunciation: [pʰeɐ̯ sti ˈmøːˀlɐ], informal: Per Stig; born August 27, 1942 in Frederiksberg) is a Danish politician. He was a member of the Folketing (Danish national parliament) for the Conservative People's Party from 1984 until 2015, and was Minister for the Environment from December 18, 1990 to January 24, 1993 as part of the Cabinet of Poul Schlüter IV and Foreign Minister from November 27, 2001 to February 23, 2010 as part of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I, II and III, and the first Cabinet of Lars Løkke Rasmussen. From February 23, 2010 to October 3, 2011 he was Minister for Culture.

Per Stig Møller is the son of the former Finance Minister Poul Møller and journalist Lis Møller, who were both Members of Parliament.

Education[edit]

Per Stig Møller completed his master's degree in comparative literature at the University of Copenhagen in 1967, and was awarded a dr.phil. (higher doctorate) in 1973 for his thesis Malte-Bruns litterære kritik og dens plads i transformationsprocessen mellem klassicisme og romantik i fransk litteraturhistorie 1800-1826 (Eng.: Literary criticism of Malte-Brun and its position in the transformation process between classicism and romanticism in French history of literature 1800-1826).

Non-political career[edit]

  • 1973 - 1974: Editor of culture in Danmarks Radio.
  • 1974 - 1976: Lecturer at the University of Paris.
  • 1974, 1976 - 1979: Vice president (souschef) at the department of culture and society at Danmarks Radio.
  • 1979 - 1984: Working with the program manager at Danmarks Radio.
  • 1985 - 1986: Vice president of Radiorådet, the leading organ of Danmarks Radio which is appointed by Folketinget.
  • 1986 - 1987: President of Radiorådet.
  • 1984 - 2001: Commentator at the newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

Political career[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Synspunkter i konservatismen (anthology) (1968)
  • Antikleksikon (with Preben Hasselbalch and Jens Winther) (1970)
  • La Critique dramatique et littéraire de Malte-Brun (1971)
  • Utopi og virkelighed (with Søren Krarup and Ebbe Reich) (1973)
  • Malte-Bruns litterære kritik og dens plads i transformationsprocessen mellem klassicisme og romantik i fransk litteraturhistorie 1800-1826 (Doctor of Philosophy|Ph. D. thesis) (1973)
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor: Mod en ny civilisation (commentary) (1973)
  • Tøger Reenberg: Ars Poetica. Digte mellem to tider (commentary) (1973)
  • Erotismen (1973) ISBN 8716007573
  • København-Paris t/r (1973) ISBN 8741648587
  • Tværsnit 1790 (anthology) (1974) ISBN 8700840416
  • På Sporet af det forsvundne Menneske (1976) ISBN 8701301128
  • Forfatternes Danmarkshistorie (editor) (1977) ISBN 8701658514
  • Livet i Gøgereden (1978) ISBN 8702219948
  • Fra Tid til Anden (1979) ISBN 8701846213
  • Forfatternes kulturhistorie (editor) (1979) ISBN 8701817310
  • Tro, Håb og Fællesskab (1980) ISBN 8700403911
  • Forfatternes forfatterhistorie (editor) (1980) ISBN 8701998528
  • Midt i Redeligheden (1981) ISBN 8702219913
  • Orwells Håb og Frygt (1983) ISBN 8702219905
  • Nat uden Daggry (1985) ISBN 8700858242
  • Mulighedernes Samfund (with Bertel Haarder and Tom Høyem) (1985) ISBN 8701205145
  • Stemmer fra Øst (1987) ISBN 8711115548
  • Historien om Estland, Letland og Litauen (1990) ISBN 8711080329
  • Kurs mod Katastrofer? (1993) ISBN 8702219999
  • Miljøproblemer (1995) ISBN 8702220008
  • Den naturlige Orden - Tolv år der flyttede Verden (1996) ISBN 8700255963
  • Spor. Udvalgte Skrifter om det åbne Samfund og dets Værdier (1997) ISBN 8700297429
  • Magt og Afmagt (1999) ISBN 8714295342
  • Munk (2000) ISBN 8700345083
  • Mere Munk (2003) ISBN 8702017547
  • Samtale fremme forståelsen (2010) ISBN 8702103753
  • Kaj Munk, digter, præst og urostifter (2014) ISBN 9788702176704
  • Aldrig skal Danmark dø (2015) ISBN 9788774672128

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Lone Dybkjær
Minister for the Environment of Denmark
18 December 1990 – 25 January 1993
Succeeded by
Svend Auken
Preceded by
Mogens Lykketoft
Foreign Minister of Denmark
November 27, 2001 – February 23, 2010
Succeeded by
Lene Espersen
Preceded by
Carina Christensen
Culture Minister of Denmark
February 23, 2010– October 3, 2011
Succeeded by
Uffe Elbæk
Preceded by
Birthe Rønn Hornbech
Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs of Denmark
March 8, 2011– October 3, 2011
Succeeded by
Manu Sareen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hans Engell
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Pia Christmas-Møller