Corinne Cahen was born on 16 May 1973 in Luxembourg City.
Education and qualifications
Following her secondary school studies at the Athénée de Luxembourg, Corinne Cahen pursued a higher education at the Université des sciences humaines de Strasbourg from 1992 to 1995, where she was awarded a degree in applied foreign languages (specialised translation). She then studied at the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis from 1995 to 1996, where she was awarded a master’s degree in applied foreign languages, in the business and commerce section. She completed her higher education with a DESS (post-graduate diploma of specialised studies) in bilingual French-English journalism from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 in 1997.
Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Corinne Cahen was elected to Parliament. She joined the government as Minister for Family Affairs and Integration, and as Minister for the Greater Region on 4 December 2013 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng).
After the legislative elections of 14 October 2018, Corinne Cahen was appointed Minister for Family Affairs and Integration, and Minister for the Greater Region on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the DP, the LSAP and déi gréng.
Other political posts
Since November 2015, Corinne Cahen has assumed the role of chairwoman of the DP.
As part of her studies, Corinne Cahen gained professional experience in the field of journalism, particularly with RTL Hei Elei Kuck Elei (now RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg), Eldoradio, Radio régionale Nice-Côte d’Azur, Radio France Internationale and Agence France Presse.
From 1995 to 2001, she worked for RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg, initially as a correspondent in France for current political, economic, legal and sports affairs, then as a political, economic and legal presenter and reporter in Luxembourg.
From 2001 to 2004, she worked as a freelance journalist for RTL Radio and Télé Lëtzebuerg.
Manager of a shoe shop in Luxembourg City from 2001 to 2013, Corinne Cahen chaired the Commercial Union of Luxembourg City from 2008 to 2012 and was an elected member of the Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2013.