Johan Van Overtveldt

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Johan Van Overtveldt
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Member of the European Parliament
for Belgium
Assumed office
2019
Minister of Finance
In office
11 October 2014 – 9 December 2018
Prime MinisterCharles Michel
Preceded byKoen Geens
Succeeded byAlexander De Croo
Personal details
Born (1955-08-24) 24 August 1955 (age 66)
Mortsel, Belgium
Political partyNew Flemish Alliance

Johan Van Overtveldt (born 24 August 1955) is a Belgian journalist and politician of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). He served as Minister of Finance of Belgium from 2014 until 2018.

Career[edit]

He was the chief editor of Trends from 2010 to 2013 and chief editor of Knack from 2011 to 2012.[citation needed]

In 2012 he was awarded the Prize for Liberty by the Flemish classical-liberal think tank Libera!.

Political career[edit]

In November 2013 Van Overtveldt switched over to politics, becoming a member of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). As main N-VA candidate for the 2014 European Parliament elections, he was elected as a member of the European Parliament.

Following the formation of the Michel Government in October 2014, Van Overtveldt became Minister of Finance in the government of Prime Minister Charles Michel; Sander Loones succeeded him as member of the European Parliament.

Since the 2019 elections, Van Overtveldt has been a member of the European Parliament, where he has been chairing the Parliament's Committee on Budgets. In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. In this capacity, he is the Parliament's rapporteur on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021–2027.[1]

In addition to his committee assignments, Van Overtveldt is also part of the Parliament's delegations for relations to Canada.[2]

Other activities[edit]

European Union organizations[edit]

International organizations[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Het einde van de Euro
  • Maandag geen economie meer?
  • The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business[11]
  • Bernanke's test[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Fleming and Mehreen Khan (October 7, 2020), Germany tables EU budget offer to break impasse with parliament Financial Times.
  2. ^ Johan Van Overtveldt European Parliament.
  3. ^ Board of Governors European Investment Bank (EIB).
  4. ^ Board of Governors: Johan Van Overtveldt European Stability Mechanism.
  5. ^ AfDB Annual Report 2017 African Development Bank (AfDB).
  6. ^ Board of Governors European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  7. ^ Members International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  8. ^ Members Joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee.
  9. ^ Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
  10. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
  11. ^ Van Overtveldt, Johan. "The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business". Agate B2. ISBN 9781932841145. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  12. ^ Van Overtveldt, Johan (2010-04-13). "Bernanke's Test: Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the Drama of the Central Banker". Agate B2. ISBN 1932841512. Retrieved 2014-08-15.

External links[edit]

Media related to Johan Van Overtveldt at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of Finance
2014–2018
Succeeded by