University of Copenhagen
Anke spoorendonk ssw und robert habeck b 90 grune zur wahl in schleswig holstein
Anke Spoorendonk (born September 21, 1947 in Busdorf) is a German politician from the SSW. Since June 12, 2012, she has been the Minister for Justice, Culture and European Affairs in the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.
- Anke spoorendonk ssw und robert habeck b 90 grune zur wahl in schleswig holstein
- Political life
Spoorendonk is a part of the Danish minority in Schleswig-Holstein. In 1976, she graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a master's degree in German studies and History. From 1977 to 1996 she was a teacher at the Duborg-Skolen in Flensburg. Spoorendonk is a widow and has two children.
From 1996 to 2012, she was a member of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein, representing the SSW, which represents the interests of the Danish and the Frisian minorities. In this period she was as well the leader of the SSW group in the state parliament.
After the 2012 election, she was appointed minister for Justice, Culture and European Affairs in the newly formed coalition government called Danish traffic light coalition which consists of the Social Democrats, the Green Party and the SSW. It is the first time in history that this coalition has been formed. The government is led by the Social Democrat Torsten Albig.
Because of her appointment as a minister, she resigned her office as a member of the Landtag to pass it on to another representative from her party the SSW.