Johan Van Overtveldt

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Johan Van Overtveldt
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Member of the European Parliament
for Belgium
Assumed office
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.


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]


  • 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]


  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
Succeeded by