| Connie Hedegaard |
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
|Member of||European Council on Foreign Relations, Friends of Europe|
|Party||Conservative People's Party|
Danish politician, multi-Bilderberger
Connie Hedegaard is a Danish journalist and politician.
Early Political Career
Hedegaard started her political career as leader of the Conservative Student Union (Konservative Studerende) and a member of the Conservative Party. She has been active in government on and off since 1984, when she was elected as the hitherto youngest member of the Folketing, the Danish national parliament, where she sat for six years.
In 1990, she left politics to pursue a career in journalism. Over the next 14 years, she worked as a journalist at the newspaper Berlingske Tidende, took the post of Director of the News Bulletin Service at the public broadcaster DR Radio News, anchor for Deadline, a Danish TV news program, and Columnist at Danish national newspaper Politiken.
Member of the Danish government, 2004–2010
Moving back to politics in 2004, she became Minister of the Environment. A year later, she became Minister for Nordic Cooperation. After the November 2007 general election, she was chosen as Minister for Climate and Energy.
European Commissioner for Climate Action, 2010–2014
Taking up her new position at the European Commission under President Barroso on 10 February 2010, Hedegaard stressed the importance of climate change in the 21st century. She hoped that by the end of her five-year term, Europe would be the most climate friendly region in the world. Her priorities would be to implement the European Climate and Energy package and to continue her efforts towards an ambitious international climate agreement.
After the European Commission
Since March 2018, she has been board director for Berlingske Media Group.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2005||5 May 2005||8 May 2005||Germany|
|Bilderberg/2017||1 June 2017||4 June 2017||US|
|The 65th Bilderberg Meeting|
|Bilderberg/2018||7 June 2018||10 June 2018||Italy|
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
|The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.|
|Bilderberg/2019||30 May 2019||2 June 2019||Switzerland|
Hotel Montreux Palace
|The 67th Bilderberg Meeting|