Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck

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Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck
Personal details
Born (1944-06-17) 17 June 1944 (age 70)
Ixelles, Belgium
Political party Open Flemish Liberals and
Democrats
Alma mater Free University of Brussels,
Dutch

Anne-Marie Cécile J. Neyts-Uyttebroeck (Dutch: [nɛɪts-ˈœytəbruk]; born 17 June 1944) is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament for Flanders with the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats, member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.

She is for the third time member of the European Parliament (since June 2004) and former president of the Liberal International, from September 1999 to 2005. She was elected president of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party in September 2005 during a party congress in Bratislava, Slovakia.

She is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and substitute for the Committee on Security and Defense and a member of the Delegation for relations with NATO. She is the liberal spokesperson in the European Parliament on Foreign Affairs.

Education[edit]

Career[edit]

  • 1966-1973: French teacher
  • 1993-1997: Held various offices, first in the PVV and then in the VLD, including PVV National Chairwoman (1985–1989) and VLD National Vice-Chairwoman
  • Has held various offices in Liberal International
  • 1999: Chairwoman since September
  • 1982-1989: Member of the Brussels City Council
  • 1981-2004: Elected at various times to the national and regional parliaments (Brussels Council, the Flemish Council and the House of Representatives)
  • 2001-2003: Held various government offices in the regional and national governments during that period, including Brussels Minister for Finance, the Budget, Public Office and External Relations (1999–2000) and Federal Minister attached to the Foreign Ministry, with responsibility for agriculture
  • 1994-1999: Member of the European Parliament
  • 1998-1999: First Vice-Chairwoman of the ELDR Group
  • Chairwoman of the Beursschouwburg (Théâtre de la Bourse)
  • Chairwoman of the Vlaams-Nederlands Huis (Flemish-Dutch House)
  • Chairwoman of the management council of the Foreign Trade Agency
  • Co-Chairwoman of the Committee on Intercultural Dialogue

Decorations[edit]

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Belgium)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frits Bolkestein
President of Liberal International
2000–2005
Succeeded by
John Alderdice