Philip Claeys

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Philip Claeys
Member of the European Parliament
In office
16 June 2003 – 30 June 2014
Member of the Flemish Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1965-05-24) 24 May 1965 (age 57)
Ghent, Belgium
Political partyVlaams Belang (since 2004)
Vlaams Blok (before 2004)

Philip Claeys (Dutch: [ˈfilɪp ˈklaːi̯s]; born 24 May 1965) is a Belgian politician and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Flanders with the Vlaams Belang.

He sat on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and was a substitute for the Committee on Culture and Education and a member of the Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand. He participated in the international counter-jihad conferences in Brussels in 2007[1] and in 2012.[2][3] Since late 2010, he was a board member of the pan-European eurosceptic party European Alliance for Freedom which was dissolved in 2016.[4] From 2017 to 2019 he was the secretary-general of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group,[5] and since 2019 he has been secretary of the Identity and Democracy group.[6]



  • 1995–1999: Chairman of the Vlaams Blok youth wing
  • since 1999: Chief editor of the Vlaams Blok magazine
  • 1995–2003: Group secretary in the Flemish Parliament
  • since 1995: Member of the party executive
  • 1995–2003: Member of the Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde district executive
  • 2003-2014: Member of the European Parliament

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  1. ^ Hannus, Martha (2012). COUNTERJIHADRÖRELSEN– en del av den antimuslimska miljön. Expo Research. p. 67 (5).
  2. ^ "Brussels 2012 Agenda". ICLA. 9 July 2012.
  3. ^ Lazaridis, Gabriella; Campani, Giovanna (2016). Understanding the Populist Shift: Othering in a Europe in Crisis. Routledge. p. 141. ISBN 9781317326052.
  4. ^ About EAF, European Alliance for Freedom, archived from the original on 26 March 2012, retrieved 7 July 2011
  5. ^ Gerolf Annemans verkozen tot Europees partijvoorzitter van de beweging Europa van Naties en Vrijheid,, 16 december 2017.
  6. ^ ID is nieuwe eurorechtse fractie, Vlaming Philip Claeys is fractiesecretaris, reactnieuws, 14 september 2019.

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