Claude Haagen was born on 18 May 1962 in Luxembourg City.

Education and qualifications

Following his secondary school studies at the Lycée classique de Diekirch, Claude Haagen obtained a master's degree in economic and social sciences at the University of Strasbourg in 1987.

Governmental posts

On 5 January 2022, following the resignation of Romain Schneider, Claude Haagen joined the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng) as Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development and Minister of Social Security.

Other political posts

Following the municipal elections of 1993, Claude Haagen was elected to the municipal council of Diekirch and became an alderman in 1997.

He became mayor for the first time in 2001 and found himself in opposition following the communal elections in 2005. Six years later, in 2011, he regained his seat as mayor, which he only gave up after being nominated by his party to succeed Romain Schneider in the government.

Claude Haagen was first elected Member of Parliament in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2018.

He was president of the LSAP from 2014 to 2019.

Professional activities

After his studies, Claude Haagen became a teacher of economic and social sciences at the Lycée technique of Ettelbrück.

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