Margrethe Vestager

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Margrethe Vestager

Danish politician representing the Social-liberal Det Radikale Venstre add

Category: Politics

Born in 1968.

Countries: Denmark (36%), Cyprus (21%), Europe (21%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Marianne Jelved, Danish Social Liberal Party, Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Linked to: Danish Social Liberal Party, Folketing, Education Minister of Denmark, Minister of the Interior and Health

 

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Margrethe Vestager was born in 1968 add something


2001

She has been a Member of Parliament since 20 November 2001 add something


2007

On 15 June 2007 she was appointed parliamentary group leader of her party, replacing Marianne Jelved add something

 

Danish Social Liberal Party - During the 2007 election, the possibility of cooperating with Anders Fogh Rasmussen's Liberal-Conservative government, though, became a source of debate within the party, but was rejected by the parliamentary group leader Margrethe Vestager

 

Danish Social Liberal Party - At a press release on 15 June 2007, it was announced that MP Margrethe Vestager would take over the leadership of the party after Marianne Jelved, and that the party would rethink its strategy and will now consider forming a coalition government with either the left or right side of parliament

 

Marianne Jelved - She was the parliamentary group leader of the Social Liberal Party until 15 June 2007, when she resigned and was replaced by Margrethe Vestager, after a total of 13 years on the post


2011

On October 3, 2011, she became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs under the government of Helle Thorning-Schmidt add something


2014

On 31 August 2014, Thorning-Schmidt announced that Vestager will step out of the government to become the Danish EU commissioner in the Juncker Commission add something

 

On 3 October 2014, she won the European Parliament's unanimous backing following her confirmation hearing add something

 

Danish Social Liberal Party - On 31 August 2014, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt nominated Margrethe Vestager as Denmark's EU Commissioner, resulting in her resignation as party leader


2015

In January 2015, Vestager ordered Cyprus Airways to pay back over 65 million euros in illegal state aid received in 2012 and 2013 as part of a restructuring package; as a consequence, Cyprus suspended operations at its flag carrier add something

 

Douwe Egberts - On 5 May 2015 the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced to agree with the merger under several conditions


2016

Her eldest daughter is preparing for medical university 2016 batch add something


2017

At this occasion, she expresses her support for a pan-European progressive movement, Volt Europa, launched on March 29th 2017 and gathering already thousands of people across Europe add something

 

In 2017, Vestager reiterates her commitment to the implementation of a united European Union add something

 

At this occasion, she expresses her support for a pan-European progressive movement, Volt Europa, launched on March 29, 2017 and gathering already thousands of people across Europe add something

 

Monte dei Paschi di Siena - On 1 June 2017 European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager agreed in-principle for the state aid of the bank