Tony Biever

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Tony Biever (1908 – 1990) was a Luxembourgish politician for the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) and jurist. He was President of the CSV from 1964 to 1965 and President of the CSV's delegation in the Chamber of Deputies from 1959 to 1974. [1]

Luxembourg Grand duchy in western Europe

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked microstate in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the four official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language of Luxembourgish. The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.

Christian Social Peoples Party political party in Luxembourg

The Christian Social People's Party, abbreviated to CSV or PCS, is the largest political party in Luxembourg. The party follows a Christian-democratic ideology and, like most parties in Luxembourg, is strongly pro-European. The CSV is a member of the European People's Party (EPP) and the Centrist Democrat International (CDI).

As a lawyer, he is notable for having given Jacques Santer, who went on to become Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the European Commission, his first job. [2] He had been, from 1940 to 1941, President of the Luxembourg Conference of Young Barristers (French : Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Luxembourg). [3]

Jacques Santer Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Jacques Santer is a Luxembourg politician who served as the 9th President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999. He served as Finance Minister of Luxembourg from 1979 until 1989, and the 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1984 to 1995, as a member of the Christian Social People's Party, which has been the leading party in the Luxembourg government since 1979. As Prime Minister of Luxembourg he also led the negotiations on the Single European Act, which effectively set aside the 20-year-old Luxembourg Compromise.

President of the European Commission Head of the European Commission

The president of the European Commission is the head of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The president of the Commission leads a cabinet of Commissioners, referred to as the college, collectively accountable to the European Parliament. The president is empowered to allocate portfolios amongst, reshuffle or dismiss Commissioners as necessary. The college directs the Commission's civil service, sets the policy agenda and determines the legislative proposals it produces.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Footnotes

  1. "Perséinlechkeeten aus der CSV" (in German). Christian Social People's Party. Archived from the original on 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  2. "Jacques Santer". Compostela Group of Universities . Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  3. "Présidents". Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Luxembourg. Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Émile Reuter
President of the CSV
1964 – 1965
Succeeded by
Jean Dupong


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