Copenhagen’s former mayor Ritt Bjerregaard passes away at the age of 81

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She also faced trials and tribulations during her tenure, notably when she was dubbed the ‘champagne socialist’ following revelations that she had been staying at the expensive Hotel Ritz in Paris on the taxpayers’ dime.

However, she maintained her prominent position in her party and became EU Commissioner for the Environment in 1995.

She resigned from the in 2005 to become mayor of the following year – a position she held until she retired from four years later.

took over the mayoral reins after her departure and ran the capital until he was forced to resign in the wake of a #MeToo scandal in 2020.

Source: The Nordic Page




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