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European Year of Skills

Nicolas Schmit

European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights


Following a long career of public service, Nicolas Schmit became Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU in 1998 for a six-year term. In 2004, he became Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Immigration. From 2009 to 2018, he was Minister for Labour and Employment in the Luxembourgish government. He served as a Member of the European Parliament for the social-democratic Lëtzebuerger Sozialistesch Aarbechterpartei following his election in May 2019. He took up office as European Commissioner responsible for Jobs and Social Rights in December 2019. Nicolas Schmit holds a Doctorate in International Economic Relations and a Masters in French Literature from the University of Aix-Marseille.

Featured in: Opening session "A European Year to Make Skills Count" - 8th of June, 09.40 – 10:15