- Vice-President and Commissioner, Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission, Brussels
Doctorate in Human Sciences, Sorbonne. Journalist and Politician. 1981, City Councillor, Esch; Member of the Luxembourg Parliament, Christian Social Union; 1989-99, Member of the European Parliament; 1999, European Commissioner, Education, Culture, Media and Sports; 2004, European Commissioner, Information Society and Media. Recipient of awards including: Prince of Asturias International Cooperation Prize 2004; Officer of the national Order of the French Legion of Honour; 2007, Commissioner of the Year, European Voice and was awarded the German Mittelstandspreis.