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.
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) on 23 July 2009. He holds the posts of Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Minister of Sport, Minister Delegate of the Solidarity Economy.
Romain Schneider represents the Luxembourg government at the Council of Ministers of the European Union in its Agriculture and Fisheries configuration.
Other political posts
As a member of the LSAP since 1981, Romain Schneider was appointed the party’s secretary general in 2004.
Elected for a five-year term to Parliament in 2004, Romain Schneider was particularly involved with issues regarding employment, the environment, agriculture, health and social security.
On a municipal level, Romain Schneider was initially a councillor (1994-1999) before becoming the mayor of the municipality of Wiltz (2000-2009).
Prior to becoming a member of Parliament in July 2004, Romain Schneider was a civil servant with the Employment Office (ADEM) from 1980 onwards and the agent of the ADEM branch in Wiltz from 1989 onwards.
Romain Schneider is a keen sportsman. Originally a player himself before becoming the long-term president of the FC Wiltz 71, these days Romain Schneider pursues recreational cycling.