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Dan Jørgensen (born 12 June 1975) is a Danish politician who most recently served as Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. Previously, he served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Social Democrats, part of the Party of European Socialists. Jørgensen was head of the Danish delegation of Social Democrats in the European Parliament.

Dan Jørgensen

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Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
12 December 2013 – 28 June 2015
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byKaren Hækkerup
Succeeded byEva Kjer Hansen
Member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
In office
20 July 2004 – 12 December 2013
Personal details
Born (1975-06-12) 12 June 1975 (age 44)
Odense, Denmark
Political partySocial Democrat / PES
Alma materUniversity of Aarhus, University of Washington
ProfessionAuthor, Politician
WebsiteOfficial website

In the current Frederiksen Cabinet, he is Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities.

Early lifeEdit

Jørgensen grew up in Morud on the Danish island of Funen, attended high school at Nordfyns Gymnasium, and university at the University of Aarhus, from which he holds a master's degree in Political Science. He also studied Political Science at the University of Washington.[1][2]

European ParliamentEdit

Jørgensen was elected in 2004 with 10,350 personal votes and re-elected in 2009 with 233,266 personal votes.[3]

Jørgensen has been the vice-chair of the committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety since 2004, and is a substitute on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He is a member of the Delegation for relations with Iran and a substitute on the Delegation for relations with the United States.[4]


  • 'Eurovisioner – Essays om fremtidens Europa' (Copenhagen, Informations Forlag 2006)
  • 'EU needs to take action' in 'Caution Dangerous chemicals – Obsolete Pesticides' (Union for Europe of the Nations, Belgium 2007)
  • 'Mellem Mars og Venus' in 'Fra fællesmarked til fællesskab?' (The European Communities, Belgium 2007)
  • 'Grøn Globalisering – miljøpolitik i forandring' (Hovedland 2007)
  • 'Politikere med begge ben på jorden hænger ikke på træerne' (Informations Forlag, 2009)
  • 'Grønt håb – Klimapolitik 2.0' (Forlaget Sohn, 2010).


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  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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