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Mogens Jensen

Mogens Jensen

Danish politician
Mogens Jensen
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Danish politician
Is Politician Consultant Activist Trade unionist
From Denmark
Type Activism Business Politics
Gender male
Birth 31 October 1963, Nykøbing Mors, Denmark
Age 57 years
Star sign Scorpio
Politics Social Democrats
Konventum 1997-1999
Morsø Gymnasium 1979-1982
The details (from wikipedia)


Mogens Jensen (born 31 October 1963) is a Danish politician who serves as the Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister for Gender Equality and Minister for Nordic Cooperation since 2019.

Early life

Jensen was born in Nykøbing Mors to Harry Jensen and Ebba Møller Jensen.

Political career

Jensen was elected member of Folketinget for the Social Democrats in the 2005 elections.

In the government of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Jensen served as Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation from 2013 until 2014. In response to the introduction of an Ugandan law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality in 2014, he led Denmark's move to divert 50 million crowns ($9 million) of development aid away from the Ugandan government. Also, under his leadership, Denmark joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015.

Jensen was appointed Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister for Gender Equality and Minister for Nordic Cooperation in the Frederiksen Cabinet from 27 June 2019.

In addition to his role in parliament, Jensen served as member of the Danish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from 2008 until 2019. He has in the past served as the Assembly's rapporteur on sports governance (2018).

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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