(born 27 April 1951 in Esch-sur-Alzette
) is a Luxembourgian politician
, currently serving as European Commissioner
for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Before starting a professional career as a journalist for the leading newspaper in Luxembourg, the Luxemburger Wort
, she obtained a doctorate in human sciences
at the Sorbonne
. From 1986 to 1998, she was President of the Luxembourg Union of Journalists. On 27 November 2009, she was upgraded in the "Barroso II Commission" to Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, and is affiliated with the European People's Party
She is divorced and has three children.
She started her political career in 1979, as a Member of the Luxembourg Parliament and held the following positions:
She then became leader of Luxembourg’s EPP
delegation in the European Parliament
from 1989 to 1999 and she was a Member of the group's office.
Within the European Parliament, she has held positions as President of the Petitions Committee for about 3 years, and Vice-Chair of the Social... Read More