||European Parliament elections 1999
CHRISTELIJKE VOLKSPARTIJ (Christian Democrats)
SMET Miet b. 5.4.1943. Social worker. Former Minister and
Secretary of State for Environment and Women's Rights. Minister for Employment since 1992.
*DE CLERCQ Willy b. 8.7.1927. Lawyer. Former Minister and
Deputy Minister. Former President of Party. Former President of ELDR Group. Former
European Commissioner for External Relations. MEP from 1979-81 and since 1989. President
of the Legal Committee of the outgoing Parliament.
VANDENBROUCKE Frank b. 21.10.1955. Economist. Former
President of Party. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
*DILLEN Karel b. 16.10.1925. Retired accountant. Former
Member of the national parliament and Senator. Former President of Group. MEP since 1989.
*VANHECKE Frank b. 30.5.1959. President of Party since 1996.
MEP since 1994.
SÖRENSEN Patsy b. 1.10.1952. Teacher. Mayor of Antwerp.
ANCIAUX Bert b. 11.9.1959. Lawyer. Former Councillor and
Mayor of Brussels. Founder and former President of Party. Minister since 1995.
PARTI SOCIALISTE (Socialists)
BUSQUIN Philippe b. 6.6.1941. President of Parti
Socialiste since 1992 and Vice President of Socialist International and Party of European
Socialists. Mayor. Former regional and federal minister
PARTI SOCIAL CHRÉTIEN (Christian Democrats)
FRASSONI Monica b. 10.9.1963 in Mexico. Italian.
Secretary General of Young European Federalists. Worked in the Green Group in the EP since
1990. Worked in non-governmental youth work. Member of the Italian Greens since 1997.
CHRISTLISCHE SOZIALE PARTEI (Christian Democrats)
*GROSCH Mathieu b. 14.9.1950. Mayor of Kelmis. Minister
of the German speaking community of Belgium 1986-90. President of the Council of the
German speaking community 1990-94. MEP since 1994.