Who is Jean Asselborn?
Jean Asselborn is a Luxembourgish politician who has served in the government of Luxembourg as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration since 2004. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2004 to 2013, under Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker.
Born at Steinfort, Jean Asselborn obtained a diplôme de fin d’études secondaires from the Athénée de Luxembourg in 1976. In October 1981, he was awarded a master’s degree in private judicial law from the University Nancy II. He became Mayor of Steinfort in 1982 and served in that position until 2004. He was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg in 1984, and in 1989 he became head of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party parliamentary group. He was Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies from 1999 to 2004. He was also the President of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party, the second-largest political party in the Grand Duchy, from 1997 to 2004.
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