|President of the European Commission|
25 January 1995 – 15 March 1999
|Preceded by||Jacques Delors|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Marín|
|Prime Minister of Luxembourg|
20 July 1984 – 26 January 1995
|Preceded by||Pierre Werner|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Claude Juncker|
|Born||18 May 1937
|Political party||Christian Social People's|
He was finance minister of Luxembourg from 1979 until 1989. He was the 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg serving from 1984 to 1995. He was a member of the Christian Social People's Party, which has been the leading party in the Luxembourg government since 1979.
As Prime Minister of Luxembourg he also led the negotiations on the Single European Act, which effectively set aside the 20-year-old Luxembourg Compromise. He was the President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999.
References[change | change source]
- Thewes, Guy. "Les gouvernements du Grand-Duché depuis 1848." Service information et presse. Luxembourg: Imprimerie Centrale, 2011.