Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Danish Politician
Born Dec 14, 1966
Age 48
Hometown Denmark
Political Party Social Democrats ...
Alma Mater College of Europe...

Helle Thorning-Schmidt is a Danish politician who has been the Prime Minister of Denmark since 3 October 2011 and the Leader of the Social Democrats since 12 April 2005. She is the first woman to hold either post. Thorning-Schmidt served as a Member of the European Parliament for Denmark from 1999 to 2004 before being elected to the Danish Parliament in 2005.… Read More

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  • India Born Politician Keeps Powerful Portfolios In New Danish Cabinet
    The Times of India - Feb 05, 2014
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    Wall Street Journal - Feb 03, 2014
  • How A Goldman Sachs Deal Ignited A Political Firestorm In Denmark That Nearly Toppled The Government
    Financial Post - Jan 31, 2014
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    The Economist - Jan 30, 2014


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1966 Birth Born on December 14, 1966.


1985 18 Years Old She attended Ishøj Gymnasium, from which she graduated in 1985. … Read More


1993 26 Years Old She became a social democrat during her studies in Belgium and joined the Social Democratic Party in 1993.
1994 27 Years Old From 1994 to 1997, Thorning-Schmidt led the secretariat of the Danish delegation of Social Democrats in the European Parliament.
1996 29 Years Old She married Stephen Kinnock in 1996, so becoming the daughter-in-law of Neil Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, former leader of the British Labour Party and European Commissioner, and Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, former British Minister for Europe. … Read More


1999 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Thorning-Schmidt served as a Member of the European Parliament for Denmark from 1999 to 2004 before being elected to the Danish Parliament in 2005.
She was elected to replace Mogens Lykketoft as Leader of the Social Denmarks after the 2005 parliamentary election, leading her party through the 2007 parliamentary election, which was won by the centre-right alliance, and the 2011 parliamentary election, after which she was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Margrethe II. … Read More


She led the Social Democrats in the 2007 election, in which her party suffered modest losses and was forced into a third term in opposition. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On 16 September 2010, Danish tax authorities acquitted the couple and the charges of tax evasion were dropped.
In the 2011 parliamentary election, she was re-elected to parliament. … Read More
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