Morten Løkkegaard

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Member of party
Venstre Danmarks Liberale Parti
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From 1990 until 2005, Løkkegaard worked for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation where he hosted political and entertainment television programs. In 1995, he was a German Marshall Fellow studying politics in the United States. In 2005, he founded an independent communications consultancy where he acted as a consultant, lecturer, and moderator.

Løkkegaard was first elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and represented Denmark as a member of the Danish Liberal party, Venstre, and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. He was a rapporteur and the deputy chairman of the Danish delegation to the Nordic Council and to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.  

In 2014, Løkkegaard became a candidate for the Danish Parliament in the Ballerup and Glostrup constituencies. He was elected in 2015, and represented Copenhagen as a member of Venstre, a seat which he held until March 2016.  

In 2016, Løkkegaard was re-elected to the European Parliament. He served as Vice Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education during his first term. He later served on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (2016-2017) and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (2016-2019). In this capacity, he was the Parliament's rapporteur on the European Accessibility Act in 2019.  

In addition to his committee assignments, Løkkegaard was also a member of the Parliament's delegation with relations to South Africa and a substitute member of the delegation with relations to the United States. In 2018, he was his party's nomination for Spitzenkandidat.  

Løkkegaard was re-elected to the European Parliament in 2019. He has since been serving as one of eight vice chairs of the Renew Europe group, under the leadership of chairman Dacian Cioloș. He also joined the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (since 2019) and the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union (since 2020). Since 2021, he has been part of the Parliament's delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe. 

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