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Date of birth : , København

5th parliamentary term Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT

Political groups

  • 20-07-1999 / 19-07-2004 : Group of the Party of European Socialists - Member

National parties

  • 20-07-1999 / 19-07-2004 : Socialdemokratiet (Denmark)


  • 22-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Delegation to the EU-Latvia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 07-02-2002 / 30-04-2004 : Delegation to the EU-Latvia Joint Parliamentary Committee


  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 17-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


  • 22-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
  • 13-12-2000 / 13-12-2000 : Temporary committee on human genetics and other new technologies in modern medicine
  • 17-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs


Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)


20-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-20(7)


20-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-20(7)

Reports - as rapporteur

A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Motions for resolutions

Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017)

**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on the right of the European Parliament to determine the location of its seat

02-06-2003 P5_DCL(2003)0009 Lapsed
Kathalijne Maria BUITENWEG Andrew DUFF Christopher HEATON-HARRIS Michiel van HULTEN Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT
Date opened : 02-06-2003
Lapse date : 02-09-2003
Number of signatories : 147 - 02-09-2003

Written declaration on a Statute for Members of the European Parliament

02-07-2001 P5_DCL(2001)0009 Lapsed
Kathalijne Maria BUITENWEG Christopher HEATON-HARRIS Michiel van HULTEN Lousewies van der LAAN Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT
Date opened : 02-07-2001
Lapse date : 02-10-2001
Number of signatories : 50 - 02-10-2001