Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Danmarks Statsminister 1993 - 2001
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, informal pre-event talk
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen is a Danish Social Democratic politician, and also the Prime Minister of Denmark from 1993 to 2001. From 2004 to 2009, he was a member of the European Parliament, which he joined after receiving a record-breaking number of personal votes, and from 2004 to 2011, he was President of the Party of European Socialists (PES). In 2009, he headed Denmark's first summit for mentally vulnerable people and their relatives. As the former Chairman, and now patron, of the Social Network Association and Headspace Denmark, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen has since 2009 devoted efforts to create better opportunities for the mentally vulnerable and their relatives in Denmark.