Helle Thorning-Schmidt: Prime Minister of Denmark, 2011-present
Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the current Prime Minister of Denmark. Prior to serving as Prime Minister, she was the leader of The Danish Social Democrats beginning in 2005. She also was a member of the European Parliament representing the Danish Social Democrats from 1999-2004. From 1997-1999, she was an International Adviser in LO for The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions. She began her career in 1994 as the Head of Office for The Danish Social Democrats in the European Parliament. Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt received her Master of Political Science from the University of Copenhagen in 1994 and her Master in European Studies from the College of Europe in 1993.