Poul Holmskov Schlüter (Danish pronunciation: [pʌwl
'hʌlmsɡʌw 'slydɐ], born 3 April 1929) is a Danish politician,
who served as
Prime Minister of Denmark
Prime Minister of Denmark from 1982 to 1993. He
was the first member of the Conservative People's Party to become
Prime Minister, as well as the first conservative to hold the office
1 Early life and career
2 Prime Minister
3 Later life
4.1 National honours
4.2 Foreign honours
7 Further reading
8 External links
Early life and career
Born in Tønder, south Jutland, he graduated from the University of
Copenhagen in 1957 with a degree in law, and joined the bar in 1960.
Schlüter was a member of the
Folketing (Danish parliament) for the
Conservative People's Party from 1964 to 1994. He was also Chairman of
the Conservative People's Party from 1974 to 1977 and from 1981 to
Poul Schlüter and Lisbeth Schlüter with President Reagan and Nancy
Reagan in Cross Hall, 10 September 1985.
In 1982, after Prime Minister
Anker Jørgensen was forced to resign,
Schlüter cobbled together a four-party coalition and was appointed
his successor. During his time as Prime Minister, he was named "Nordic
Politician of the Year" (in 1984). He has since been granted a large
number of Danish and international awards and medals.
Previously, he had served as a member of the
Council of Europe
Council of Europe from
1971 to 1974, and had headed the Danish Delegation to the Nordic
Council, where he served as a member of the Council Presidium, in 1978
and 1979. He retired as Prime Minister in 1993 after an inquiry found
that he had misinformed the Danish Parliament. The case was known as
the Tamil Case (Danish: Tamilsagen), as it involved asylum requests
from Tamil refugees.
Following his retirement as Prime Minister in 1993, Schlüter served
as a member of the
European Parliament from 1994 to 1999, the first
three years as Vice-President of the body.
In 2003, Schlüter was appointed by the Swedish Minister of
Co-operation as her special envoy to promote freedom of movement in
the Nordic countries.
Poul Schlüter was to work on ways of increasing
individual freedom of movement and present specific proposals to the
Nordic Council Session in October 2003.
Poul Schlüter co-founded the first Danish free-market think
tank CEPOS, and gave the opening speech at CEPOS' opening reception at
the Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen.
Denmark: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog
Luxembourg: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Oak
Sweden: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Polar
Schlüter, Poul (1999). Sikken et liv [What a Life]. autobiography (in
Danish). Aschehoug. ISBN 8711113197.
^ Profile of Poul Schlüter
Poul Schlüter Den Store Danske, Gyldendals åbne encyclopædi
^ "DECISION FOR EUROPE; Danes Will Vote Again on Europe, But Treaty
May See Some Changes". The New York Times. 23 September 1992.
Retrieved 17 September 2011.
^ "EU gravy train must run to new timetable". The Independent. UK. 8
November 1996. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
^ Thi kendes for ret. Dokument. Rigsrettens dom over forhenværende
justitsminister Erik Ninn- Hansen afsagt 22. juni 1995. Weekendavisen,
23.06.1995, 1._sektion, Side 3
^ "Poul Schlüter". Biography (in Danish). CEPOS. Archived from the
original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
^ a b c 3 orders worn by Poul 24 March 2017
^ a b c 1 danish and 2 foreign orders worn by Poul 24 March 2017
Wilsford, David, ed. Political leaders of contemporary Western Europe:
a biographical dictionary (Greenwood, 1995) pp. 401-5.
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