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Jean-Marie Halsdorf was born on 1 February 1957 in Luxembourg. He is married, has three children and lives in Lamadelaine.
After completing his secondary education at the Echternach high school, Jean-Marie Halsdorf enrolled at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and left in the early 80s with a State qualification as a Doctor of Pharmacy.
He practised his profession in pharmacies and hospitals, particularly the Luxembourg Clinique Sacré-Cœur.
Deeply involved in local politics, but also in issues relating to health and social security, Jean-Marie Halsdorf was elected Municipal Councillor of the municipality of Pétange on 1 January 1988. In the year 2000, he became mayor of the municipality of Pétange.
Since 2000, Jean-Marie Halsdorf has occupied the post of secretary general of Syvicol (the Association of Luxembourg Towns and Municipalities). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Regional Association of Municipalities for the Promotion and Development of the South Region (Pro-Sud). Between 2001 and 2004, he was chairman of the Committee of the Intercommunal Association of the Hôpital Princesse Marie-Astrid in Niederkorn.
In 1994, he was elected Deputy of the Christian Social Party (Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei / CSV) in the South constituency. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2004. In 2003, Jean-Marie Halsdorf was also designated as rapporteur on the Government’s budget for the 2004 financial year. During his term of office as deputy, Jean-Marie Halsdorf was also a full member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a deputy member of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions, the Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council and the Inter-regional Parliamentary Council.
Following the elections on 13 June 2004, Jean-Marie Halsdorf was appointed on 31 July 2004 as Minister for Home Affairs and Town and Country Planning.
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