Poul Nielson

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Poul Nielson

Poul Nielson (born 11 April 1943) is a Danish politician, member of the Social Democrats. He was Energy Minister in the Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen IV and V from 26 October 1979 to 10 September 1982, and Minister for Development Cooperation in the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II, III, and IV from 27 September 1994 to 10 July 1999. On 17 September 1999 he became European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid when the Prodi Commission took office. In April 2015 Poul Nielson was asked to conduct a strategic review of the labour market on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers.[1] He will present his preliminary assessment to the Nordic employment ministers at the end of 2015.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
New office
Energy Minister
26 October 1979 – 10 September 1982
Succeeded by
Knud Enggaard
Preceded by
Helle Degn
Minister for Development Cooperation
27 September 1994 – 10 July 1999
Succeeded by
Jan Trøjborg
Preceded by
New office
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
17 September 1999 – 22 November 2004
(together with Joe Borg from 1 May 2004)
Succeeded by
Louis Michel
Preceded by
Ritt Bjerregaard
Danish European Commissioner
17 September 1999 – 22 November 2004
Succeeded by
Mariann Fischer Boel

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