Lone Dybkjær Death Dead – Lone Dybkjær Obituary: Cause of Death

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Lone Dybkjær Death Dead – Lone Dybkjær Obituary: Cause of Death

“Deeply saddened of passing of Lone Dybkær, #Denmark’s first female #environment minister (88-90); former member of DK & EU parliaments. A fighter for what is right & fair. A role model for all. Nekrolog: Lone Dybkjær var meget mere end en førstedame – TV 2”

Lone Dybkjær (23 May 1940 – 20 July 2020), was a Danish politician. She served three non-consecutive terms as a member of the Folketing.

Between 1988 to 1990, she was Minister for the Environment of Denmark during the second Poul Schlüter cabinet. Between 1994 to 2004, she was a member of the European Parliament.

She was a member of the Radikale Venstre, a Danish party in the middle of the political spectrum. She was a member of the European Parliament for the party from 1994-2004 and also a member of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), where she served as minister of Environment during the Cabinet of Poul Schlüter. She was married to former Danish prime minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, even though he is from a left-mid-wing party, the Social Democrats.

She was a member of the eminent international Council of Patrons of the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The University, which is the product of east-west foundational partnerships (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundation, IKEA Foundation, etc) and regional cooperation, serves extraordinarily talented women from 15 countries across Asia and the Middle East.

She graduated from Rungsted Statsskole in 1958 and took a Master of Engineering in chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark in 1964.

In 1994, she married then-Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.

Dybkjær died on 20 July 2020 in Copenhagen from cancer, aged 80.

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