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Member of the Folketing

Poul NIELSON, Danish Member of the Folketing.


NIELSON, Poul was born on April 11, 1943 in Copenhagen. Denmark. Parents: Svend Ove Kristian Nielson and Esther Nielson (née Poulsen).


Sixth Form College, 1959-1963. High school. New York, USA, US High School Diploma. 1960-1961; University of Àrhus, PhD, Political Science, 1972.

Spoken languages: English, French, German.


Folketing Candidate, Fredericia, since 1969. National Chairman, Social Democratic student organisation. Frit Forum, 1966-1967.

Member. Social Democrats' Foreign affairs and security politics committee, since 1966. Foreman, Social Democrats’ Foreign affairs and security politics committee, 1973-1979. Member, Danish United Nations delegation, 1972, 1977.

Minister of Energy, 1979-1982. Member, European Council’s Parliamentary Assembly, 1977-1979. Deputy Representative.

Nordic Council, since 1986. Head of Section, Foreign Affairs Ministry, 1974-1979, 85. Member, Folketing, 1971-1973, 1977-1984, since 1986.

Member of Representation, Atlantic Alliance: member of Board of Control, Foreign Affairs Politics Society. Consultant, Educational Leadership of Danish Business College, 1985-1986. Consultant, Wage-Earners fund, 1986-1988.

Member of Board of Control, Danop A/S, 1987. Member of Board of Control, Tarco A/S, 1988. Managing Director, LD Energi A/S, 1988.

Member of Board of Control, Vestas-DWT A/S, 1989. Chairman, Vilrodens A/S. Chairman, Watergroup A/S, 1991.


  • As-Loven og Lonmodtageme, 1974. Politkere og embedsmard, 1986.


  • Other Interests

    Energy, industry, foreign affairs.


Spouse Anne-Marie Nielson (née Jorgensen), 1967. Children: Lars Ulrich, Lise, Trine.