Bendt Bendtsen

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Bendt Bendtsen

Danish Member of the European Parliament add

Category: Politics

Born in 1954.

Countries: Denmark (71%), China (14%), Europe (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Folketing, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Lene Espersen

Linked to: Conservative People's Party, European People's Party, Folketing, Minister of Economic and Business affairs




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Bendt Bendtsen was born in 1954 add something


Before being elected to the Folketing, he worked in the police in Odense; he became a member of the Odense City Council in 1989, and he was Vice-Chairman of the Odense Criminal Police Association from 1989 to 1992 add something


He has remained a member of the Folketing since 1994; in the November 2007 parliamentary election he was elected from the Funen greater constituency add something


He was the Conservative Party's social policy spokesman from 1994 to 1995, its labour market spokesman from 1995 to 1998, and its legal policy spokesman from 1998 to 1999 add something


He was a temporary member of the Folketing for the Conservative Party, representing Funen County constituency, from 5 April to 24 April 1994, and he was subsequently elected as a Conservative member of the Folketing from Funen County constituency in the parliamentary election held on 21 September 1994 add something


He was the leader of the Conservative People's_Party_(Denmark) from 1999 to 2008 add something


He became the political leader of the Conservative Party on 5 August 1999 and became the party's Chairman in November 2000 add something


He was the Minister of Trade and Industry from 2001 to 2008 under Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen add something


Following the November 2001 parliamentary election, he became Minister for Economic and Business Affairs and Minister for Nordic Cooperation on 27 November 2001 in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I add something


He left the post of Minister for Nordic Cooperation on 18 June 2002, but remained Minister for Economic and Business Affairs add something


On 9 September 2008, he tendered his resignation as leader of the party, which elected Lene Espersen as leader, resigning from his post as minister add something


Bendt Bendtsen was elected to the European Parliament in the 2009 elections add something


In May 2012, he founded together with the Austrian MEP Paul RĂ¼big and the Bulgarian MEP Nadezdha Neynsky a new organization called SME Europe, the pro-business organization within the European People's Party, which aims at improving the situation of small and medium-sized enterprises all across Europe add something


In addition to his committee assignments, Bendtsen is a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China since 2014 add something