POUL HOLMSKOV SCHLüTER (Danish pronunciation: , 3 April 1929) is a Danish politician, who served as 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 since 1901.
* 1 Early life and career * 2 Prime Minister * 3 Later life
* 4 Honours
* 4.1 National honours * 4.2 Foreign honours
* 5 Bibliography * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Tønder , south
Pictured in 1984.
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
Following his retirement as Prime Minister in 1993, Schlüter served
as a member of the
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
* Schlüter, Poul (1999). Sikken et liv . 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. 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.