Charles Goerens


Charles Goerens (born 6 February 1952) is a Luxembourgish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Luxembourg. He is a member of the Democratic Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.[1]

Charles Goerens

Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
ConstituencyLuxembourg
Personal details
Born (1952-02-06) 6 February 1952 (age 69)
Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
Political party Luxembourgish
Democratic Party
 EU
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Early career


He studied agricultural science before he was first elected to the northern district constituency as a member of the Democratic Party in 1979. From 1989 until 1994 he was its chairman.[2]

Political career


Goerens was a member of the European Parliament from 1982 to 1984, from 1994 to 1999, and again from 2009 to present.[3]

He served as Minister for Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Defence in the government of Jean-Claude Juncker from 7 August 1999 until 31 July 2004.[2] He also briefly served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 20 July 2004 until 31 July 2004. He lost these posts when Juncker had to form a new coalition government after the 2004 parliamentary elections.

Since 2009, Goerens has been serving as a member of the Committee on Development and of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Following the 2019 European Parliament election, he also became a vice-chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

In addition to his committee assignments, Goerens is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights[4] and the MEPs Against Cancer group (since 2019).[5] He also co-chairs the cross-party Working Group on Fair Trade (sponsored by Fair Trade Advocacy).[6]

Other activities


  • Friends of the Global Fund, Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Fondation pour la construction de l'avenir du Luxembourg (FOCAL), Member of the Board

References


  1. "Charles Goerens". ALDE. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  2. "Charles Goerens" (in French). Government of Luxembourg. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  3. "Your MEPs : Charles GOERENS". Europa. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  4. Members European Parliament Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
  5. MAC MEPs in the 2019-24 legislature MEPs Against Cancer.
  6. Fair Trade housewarming at the European Parliament Archived 2018-01-10 at the Wayback Machine Fair Trade Advocacy, press release of 8 October 2014.