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) as Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, as Minister of Sport, and as 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, and 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).
After the legislative elections of 14 October 2018, Romain Schneider was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development and Minister of Social Security on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the DP, the LSAP and 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 as candidate 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 Member of Parliament in 2009 and 2013.
Prior to becoming Member of Parliament in July 2004, Romain Schneider worked as 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 as office manager at the ADEM branch in Wiltz from 1989 onwards.