Charlemagne Prize 2023
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair 1999
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 1999 Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair
Born on 6th May 1953 in Edinburgh.
Studied Law at St. John´s College in Oxford (until 1975), afterwards practised as a lawyer at a law office.
In 1983 he was elected for the first time to the House of Commons for the Labour Party; from 1984 to 1987 he acted as Opposition spokesman for finance and economic affairs and later for trade and industry. In 1994 he was elected Party Leader.
From 1997 to 2007 he was British Prime Minister; he campaigned for reforms in economy and society (so-called Third Way). In his Europe policy he pursued the course of rapprochement of his country with the European Union and with his commitment to solving the Northern Ireland conflict he contributed to peace in Europe.
Laudation (extract) by Lionel Jospin
Speech (extract) by Anthony C. L. Blair
Photo Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair
Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair