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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: [⁽ˈ⁾pʰeɐ̯ sd̥i ˈmølˀɐ], informal: [⁽ˈ⁾pʰeɐ̯ sd̥iːˀ]; born August 27, 1942 in Frederiksberg) is the current Foreign Minister of Denmark. He has been a member of Folketinget (the Danish national parliament) for the Conservative People's Party since 1984, 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 as part of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I, II and III.

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

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Education

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

  • 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 the folketing.
  • 1986 - 1987: President of Radiorådet.
  • 1984 - 2001: Commentator at the newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

Political career

  • 1983 - 1989: President of Folkeligt Oplysningsforbund.
  • 1984 - present: Member of Folketinget for the Conservative People's Party.
  • 1985 - 1998: Member of hovedbestyrelsen, the leadership of the Conservative People's Party.
  • 1987 - 2001: Member of the Council of Europe.
  • 1990 - 1993: Minister for the Environment in the Cabinet of Poul Schlüter IV.
  • 1994 - 2001: Member of Udenrigspolitisk Nævn, the committee for foreign policy.
  • 1994 - 1996: President of Sikkerhedspolitisk Udvalg, the committee of security.
  • 1997 - 1998: Leader of the Conservative People's Party, succeeding Hans Engell. He resigned after a poor result in the election in 1998.
  • 1998 - 2001: Foreign policy spokesman for the Conservative People's Party.
  • 2001 - present: Foreign Minister in the Cabinets I, II, and III.

Bibliography

  • 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)
  • København-Paris t/r (1973)
  • Tværsnit 1790 (anthology) (1974)
  • På Sporet af det forsvundne Menneske (1976)
  • Forfatternes Danmarkshistorie (editor) (1977)
  • Livet i Gøgereden (1978)
  • Fra Tid til Anden (1979)
  • Forfatternes kulturhistorie (editor) (1979)
  • Tro, Håb og Fællesskab (1980)
  • Forfatternes forfatterhistorie (editor) (1980)
  • Midt i Redeligheden (1981)
  • Orwells Håb og Frygt (1983)
  • Nat uden Daggry (1985)
  • Mulighedernes Samfund (with Bertel Haarder and Tom Høyem) (1985)
  • Stemmer fra Øst (1987)
  • Historien om Estland, Letland og Litauen (1990)
  • Kurs mod Katastrofer? (1993)
  • Miljøproblemer (1995)
  • Den naturlige Orden - Tolv år der flyttede Verden (1996)
  • Spor. Udvalgte Skrifter om det åbne Samfund og dets Værdier (1997)
  • Magt og Afmagt (1999)
  • Munk (2000)
  • Mere Munk (2003)

References

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 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hans Engell
Leader of the Conservative People's Party
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Pia Christmas-Møller
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