Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen (born November 1, 1941 in Haarby , Assens ) is a Danish politician of the liberal Venstre and former foreign minister.


Uffe Ellemann-Jensen studied political science at the University of Copenhagen . Before graduating in 1969, he began working as a journalist in 1967 , first for Berlingske Aftenavis , then for Danmarks Radio . Among other things, he presented here as a presenter the election program of Danish television about the dramatic Folketing election 1973 . In 1975 he became editor-in-chief at Dagbladet Børsen for a year .

In 1977 he was first elected to parliament for Venstre in Århus . From 1984 to 1998 Ellemann-Jensen was party chairman. For eleven years he was foreign minister in the conservatively led government of Poul Schlueter . From 1995 to 2000 he was the head of the European liberals .

Ellemann-Jensen is a supporter of the European Union and NATO . His children, Karen and Jakob, are also Venstre members and were also ministers.


  • De nye Millionærer, 1971 ("The New Millionaires")
  • Det afhængige Samfund, 1972 ("The dependent society")
  • Hvad gør vi ved Gudenåen? Et forureningsproblem i økonomisk belysning, 1973 ("What to do with the Gudenå? Environmental pollution from an economic perspective")
  • Den truede velstand, 1974 ("The threatened prosperity")
  • Økonomi, 1975 ("Economy")
  • Da Danmark igen sagde ja til det fælles, 1987 ("When Denmark said yes to the community again")
  • Et lille land, og dog, 1991 ("A small country, and yet ...")
  • Olfert Fischer i Golfen, 1991, ("Olfert Fischer am Golf")
  • Din egen dag er kort, 1996 ("Your own day is short")
  • Rent ud says - indfald og udfald, 1997 ("Bluntly - ideas and failures")
  • Sådan set, 1997 (“Seen this way”) together with Erik Werner
  • EU - derfor, 1998 ("EU - therefore")
  • Ude med Snøren. Fisk og mennesker jeg har mødt, 2001 ("Out with the fishing rod. Fish and people I've met")
  • Østen for solen. Et helt europa, 2002 ("East of the sun. A whole Europe")
  • Fodfejl. Da Danmark svigtede under den kolde krig, 2004 ("Foot fault. Denmark's failure in the Cold War")
  • Det lysner i øst. Vejen til et helt Europa, 2006 ("It is meeting to the east. The way to a united Europe")
  • Nu gik det lige så godt, men så gik verden af ​​lave, 2010 ("It went quite well, but then the world went out of joint")



Web links

Commons : Uffe Ellemann-Jensen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Blå bog: Jakob Ellemann-Jensen bliver minister. In: Jyllands-Posten . May 2, 2018, ( jyllands-posten.dk ) accessed on March 31, 2018.
  2. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB).
  3. Merete Harding, Helge Larsen: Uffe Ellemann-Jensen . In: Svend Cedergreen Bech , Svend Dahl (eds.): Dansk biografisk leksikon . Founded by Carl Frederik Bricka , continued by Povl Engelstoft. 3. Edition. tape 4 : Dons – Frijsh . Gyldendal, Copenhagen 1980, ISBN 87-01-77392-5 (Danish, biografiskleksikon.lex.dk ).