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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

Danish politician

1941   -  

country of citizenship: Denmark
languages spoken, written or signed: Danish
occupation: diplomat, journalist, autobiographer, politician
award received: Order of the Three Stars, 2nd Class, Nersornaat, Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class, Grand Cross of Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Robert Schuman Prize, Honorary doctor of the University of Gdańsk, Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, Pipe Smoker of the Year, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, Ebbe Munck Award
position held: Minister of Foreign Affairs, member of the Folketing, chairperson

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈufə ˈeləmæn ˈjensn̩], informal: [ˈufə ˈeləˌmænˀ] (born 1 November 1941) was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark in the Conservative led Poul Schlüter Administration 1982–1993. He was leader of the Danish Liberal Party, Venstre 1984–1998 and President of the European Liberals 1995–2000. Since 1998, Ellemann-Jensen has been Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, a non-profit networking organisation dedicated to the business development of the Baltic Sea region. He is non-executive director of various boards of international companies.
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