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Morten Østergaard

Morten Østergaard (born 17 June 1976) is a Danish politician who served as Denmark's Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs from 2 September 2014 to 28 June 2015. A member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, he has been a member of the Folketing since 2005, and he was Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education from 2011 to 2014, and for a short term in 2014 also Minister for Taxation.

Morten Østergaard

Den danske uddannelsesminister Morten Oestergaard. Mote i ministerradet for utbildning och forskning i forbindelse med Nordiska radets 64-e session i Helsingfors. Wednesday 31. October 2012.jpg
Leader of the Social Liberal Party
Assumed office
2 September 2014
Preceded byMargrethe Vestager
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
2 September 2014 – 28 June 2015
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byMargrethe Vestager
Succeeded byKristian Jensen
Minister of the Economy and Interior
In office
2 September 2014 – 28 June 2015
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byMargrethe Vestager
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Minister for Taxation
In office
3 February 2014 – 2 September 2014
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byJonas Dahl
Succeeded byBenny Engelbrecht
Minister for Higher Education and Science
In office
3 October 2011 – 3 February 2014
Preceded byCharlotte Sahl-Madsen
Succeeded bySofie Carsten Nielsen
Member of the Folketing
Assumed office
8 February 2005
ConstituencyÅrhus County
Personal details
Born (1976-06-17) 17 June 1976 (age 43)
Aarhus, Denmark
NationalityDanish
Political partySocial Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Line Legarth Sigel
Alma materUniversity of Aarhus

Østergaard holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Aarhus. He was vice-chairman of the party from 2002 to 2005 and has been a member of parliament since the 2005 election.[1]

Following the announcement on 31 August 2014 that Margrethe Vestager is to become Denmark's EU Commissioner, Østergaard was elected leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party and was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Morten Østergaard". Folketinget (in Danish). Retrieved 2019-06-14.

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