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Romain Schneider was born on 15 April 1962 in Wiltz.

Education and qualifications

Romain Schneider attended secondary school at the Lycée du Nord in Wiltz.

Governmental posts

Following the legislative elections of 7 June 2009, Romain Schneider joined the coalition government formed by the Christian Social Party (CSV) and the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) as Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Minister of Sport, Minister Delegate of the Solidarity Economy on 23 July 2009.

Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Romain Schneider was appointed Minister of Social Security, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Minister of Sport on 4 December 2013 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the LSAP and the Green Party (“déi gréng”).

Other political posts

A member of the LSAP since 1981, Romain Schneider served as the party’s secretary general from 2004 to 2009.

At local level, Romain Schneider initially served as a municipal councillor in Wiltz from 1994 to 1999, then as mayor from 2000 to 2009, an office he held until his appointment to the government in July 2009.

Elected to Parliament while standing for the LSAP in the constituency of the North in 2004, Romain Schneider was particularly involved in issues regarding employment, the environment, agriculture, health and social security. He was re-elected as a member of Parliament in 2009 and 2013.

Professional activities

Prior to becoming a member of Parliament in July 2004, Romain Schneider was a civil servant with the Employment Development Office (ADEM – previously Administration de l’emploi, since renamed Agence pour le développement de l’emploi) from 1980 onwards and an agent at the ADEM branch in Wiltz from 1989 onwards.