Ivo Belet

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Ivo Belet
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1959-06-07) 7 June 1959 (age 63)
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Political partyChristian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V)

Ivo Maria Robert Belet (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈivoː bəˈlɛt]; born on 7 June 1959 in Sint-Truiden), is a Belgian politician who served as Member of the European Parliament for Flanders with the CD&V, part of the European People's Party. He is a former news anchor of VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster.

Education and early career[edit]

Member of the European Parliament, 2004–2019[edit]

During his time as Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2019, Belet served on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (2004-2006, 2009-2014), the Committee on Culture and Education (2006–2009) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (since 2014). From 2008 until 2009, he was a member of the Temporary Committee on Climate Change. From 2017 until 2019, he also served on the Special Committee on Terrorism, a temporary body to address the practical and legislative deficiencies in the fight against terrorism across the EU.

Belet was a substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism. He was also a member of the delegation for relations with India. In addition to his committee assignments, he served as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights.[1]

Political positions[edit]

In May 2011, as rapporteur on the future of professional football, with Syed Kamall, Chairman of the Parliamentary Sports Intergroup, he called for a reform of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association: "FIFA is facing a series of corruption scandals, dragging professional football through the mud. It is time for a big clean-up. We, in the European Parliament, therefore support a thorough reform of FIFA. A transparent and independent committee needs to lead an enquiry into the malpractices".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights European Parliament.
  2. ^ Jackson, Jamie; Ingle, Sean (31 May 2011). "FIFA in crisis". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 31 May 2011.

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