Country: Belgium
  • BRU:
    ASP 08F356 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845623
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849623
  • STR:
    LOW T09057 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175623
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179623
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Member - Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams
  • Member - Terrorism
  • Member - EPP Group Heads of National Delegation
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - India
  • Member - Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Substitute - United States
  • Substitute - NATO
  • Substitute - Security and Defence
  • Substitute - Transport and Tourism

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1959. Flanders. Graduated in German Philology at the University of Leuven and economics at the University of Hasselt. Trainee and assistant at the European Parliament and the European Commission (1983-1985). Editor at Concentra (1985-1989). Journalist at VRT (1989-2004). MEP since 2004.



glass globe in hand
21.11.2017 - 10:20

Exploring local options to fight climate change

At the annual Herman Van Rompuy Lecture, held this year on 21 November at ‘Het BEL’, a new green building at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, keynote speaker Christiana Figueres, Vice-President of the Covenant of Mayors, will...
Climate change
06.02.2017 - 14:10

ETS reform: EU climate policy has to support job creation

In the coming months, the European Parliament and the Member States of the European Union will try to agree on a major reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for 2021-2030. ETS is the most important instrument we have to keep global warming...
Flowers and car
04.05.2016 - 18:45

EPP Group priorities for ETS reform

The EPP Group is united and ready to play its role in negotiations on the reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). It therefore adopted its priorities for ETS reform today and has put a plan on the table that will serve the...


Press releases

Climate change
09.11.2017 - 08:08

CO2 emissions: EU finalises ETS reform

The EU has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals. Late last night, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of...
Brexit Direction Sign
03.10.2017 - 12:24

Brexit - Europees Parlement houdt voet bij stuk

Een resolutie waarmee het Europees Parlement de druk op de Britse Brexit-onderhandelaars verhoogt, is met een grote meerderheid goedgekeurd. De resolutie is een gezamenlijk initiatief van de EVP, S...
World glove on The field
15.02.2017 - 13:21

CO2 emissions: EP adopts balanced ETS reform

The European Parliament (EP) has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals by voting on a thorough reform of the Emission Trading System (ETS). Ivo Belet MEP,...



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