Gitte Seeberg


Gitte Seeberg

Gitte Seeberg (born on 25 June 1960 in Copenhagen)is a Danish politician and member of parliament. She has previously been a Member of the European Parliament.

Seeberg is a former member of the Conservative People's Party and a former Member of the Bureau of the European People's Party. She left this party on 7 May 2007 to be a co-founder of the party New Alliance. On January 29, 2008, she left the party in protest against the party's status as a right-wing party, which conflicted with her own desire to form a centrist party rejecting the influence of the Danish People's Party. [cite news|url=http://politiken.dk/politik/article464717.ece|title=Gitte Seeberg forlader Ny Alliance|language=Danish|publisher=Politiken|date=2008-01-29|accessdate=2008-01-29]

In July 2008, she announced that she would leave parliament as of September 2008 to become secretary general of the WWF. [cite news|publisher=Politiken|language=Danish|date=2008-07-08|accessdate=2008-07-08|url=http://politiken.dk/politik/article536199.ece|title=Gitte Seeberg forlader Folketinget]

Education

* 1986: Degree in law (Copenhagen University)

Career

* 1986-1989: Lawyer's clerk
* since 1989: Commercial property agent
* since 1989: Independent legal practice
* since 1990: Admitted to the bar of the Danish Supreme Court.
* 1998: Member of the Board of Governors of Denmark's National Bank
* 1998: Member of the Tax Assessment Board
* 1998-2001: Member of supervisory board of Danish Oil and Natural Gas (DONG)
* 2000: Member of the departmental council of Refnæs College
* 2001: Member of the general council of the Danish Institute of International Affairs (DUPI)
* 2002-2004: Member of the Control Committee of the Nordic Investment Bank
* 2002-2004: Member of the Tax Tribunal
* 2001-2004: Vice-Chairman of the Conservative People's Party
* 2001: Member of the National Executive of the Conservative People's Party
* 2001-2004: Member of the Executive of Denmark's Interparliamentary Group (IPU)
* 2001-2004: Member of Søllerød Municipal Council
* since 1994: Member of the Folketing (Danish Parliament)
* 1994: spokesperson on fiscal policy
* 1997: spokesperson on financial policy
* 2001: spokesperson on foreign policy and the EU
* since 2004: Member of the Executive of the Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights
* since 2004: Member of the think-tank of SOS Children's Villages
* 2007, 7 May: One of the three founding members of the New Alliance

ee also

* European Parliament election, 2004 (Denmark)

Notes

External links

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* [http://www.gitteseeberg.dk/www/underside.asp?artid=621&id=510&version=2 Statement on software patents]
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