Belvaux Primary School. Claire fontaine School. Michel Rodange High School, Luxembourg, school-leaving examination.
University of Strasbourg, Faculty of Law, masters degree, 1979. Bar examination, 1980.
Chairman of Social Christian Youth, 1979-1985. Parliamentary Secretary of Social Christian Party, 1979-1982. Secretary of State for Labour and Social Security, 1982.
Deputy for Sud constituency, 1984. Minister of Labour and Minister Delegate for Finance, responsible for the budget, 1984. Chairman of Council of Ministers for Social Issues and of European Economic Community Budget Council, 1985.
Minister of Finance and Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for the Budget, since 1989. Governor of World Bank. Member of the European Parliament.
President, Parti Chrétien Social (PCS).
Member of Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of the Institute of France.
Married Christiane Frising.