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Karel De Gucht
KAREL LODEWIJK GEORGETTE EMMERENCE DE GUCHT (Dutch pronunciation: ; born 27 January 1954) is a Belgian politician who was the European Commissioner for Trade from February 2010 until 31 October 2014. Previously, he served as Belgium's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2009 and as the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response from 2009 to 2010. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 European commissioner * 3 Controversies * 4 Honours * 5 Publications * 6 References * 7 External links LIFE AND CAREERDe Gucht was born in Overmere , Belgium
Belgium
. He entered politics at a young age, and became president of the Flemish Liberal Students while studying at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels
Brussels
. He graduated with a master's degree in Law and practised as a lawyer, mainly in commercial matters, at the bar of Ghent
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European Commissioner For Trade
The EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE (sometimes referred to as the EU Trade Commissioner) is the member of the European Commission responsible for the European Union's (EU) common commercial policy (governing international trade ). The portfolio has been held by Cecilia Malmström
Cecilia Malmström
( Sweden
Sweden
– FP / ALDE ) since November 2014. CONTENTS* 1 Responsibilities * 1.1 WTO * 2 Commissioners * 2.1 Malmström (2014-ongoing) * 2.2 De Gucht (2010-2014) * 2.3 Ashton (2008–2009) * 2.4 Mandelson (2004–2008) * 2.5 List * 3 See also * 4 External links * 5 References RESPONSIBILITIESThe Commissioner heads up the Directorate-General for Trade in defining the commercial policy of the EU, which has been exclusively under the EU's mandate since the EEC\'s Rome Treaty in 1957
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José Manuel Barroso
JOSé MANUEL DURãO BARROSO (IPA: ; born 23 March 1956) is a Portuguese politician who is the current non-executive chairman at Goldman Sachs International
Goldman Sachs International
. Previously he was the 11th President of the European Commission
European Commission
(2004–14) and the 115th Prime Minister of Portugal
Portugal
(2002–2004)
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Benita Ferrero-Waldner
BENITA FERRERO-WALDNER (born 5 September 1948) is an Austrian diplomat and politician, and a member of the conservative Austrian People\'s Party (ÖVP). Ferrero-Waldner served as the Foreign Minister of Austria
Austria
2000–2004 and was the candidate of the Austrian People's Party in the Austrian presidential election, 2004 , which she narrowly lost with 47.6% of the votes. She served as the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy
European Neighbourhood Policy
from 2004 to 2009, and as the European Commissioner for Trade
European Commissioner for Trade
and European Neighbourhood Policy from 2009 to 2010
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European Neighbourhood Policy
The EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY (ENP) is a foreign relations instrument of the European Union (EU) which seeks to tie those countries to the east and south of the European territory of the EU to the Union. These countries, primarily developing countries, include some who seek to one day become either a member state of the European Union , or more closely integrated with the European Union. The ENP does not apply to neighbours of the EU's outermost regions , specifically France
France
's territories in South America
South America
, but only to those countries close to EU member states' territories in mainland Europe
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Cecilia Malmström
ANNA CECILIA MALMSTRöM (born 15 May 1968) is a Swedish politician who has served as European Commissioner for Trade since 2014, having previously served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. Prior to her appointment as a Commissioner, she had served as a Member of the European Parliament 1999–2006 and as Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs 2006–2010. She is a member of the Swedish Liberal Party , a constituent member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 2.1 Member of the European Parliament, 1999–2006 * 2.2 Swedish Minister for European Affairs, 2006–2010 * 3 Member of the European Commission, 2010–present * 3.1 European Commissioner for Home Affairs, 2010–2014 * 3.2 European Commissioner for Trade, 2014–present * 4 Controversy * 5 Personal life * 6 C.V
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European Commissioner For International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid And Crisis Response
The COMMISSIONER FOR HUMANITARIAN AID AND CIVIL PROTECTION is a member of the European Commission . The post is currently held by Christos Stylianides
Christos Stylianides
. The portfolio deals with the distribution of aid; the European Commission is the largest supplier of humanitarian aid in the world. CONTENTS * 1 Louis Michel as commissioner * 2 List of commissioners * 3 See also * 4 External links LOUIS MICHEL AS COMMISSIONERAfter the Israeli-Lebanese conflict
Israeli-Lebanese conflict
in 2006 the Commissioner visited Lebanon and called for €30 million to repair the damage there. The Parliament\'s development committee was cautious though about the expenditure and he was also criticised for his slow response with one MEP comparing him to "a fireman who arrives at the scene after the fire has gone out"
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Louis Michel
LOUIS HORTENSE OMER CHARLES MICHEL (born 2 September 1947) is a Belgian politician. He served in the government of Belgium
Belgium
as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2004 and was European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid from 2004 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been a Member of the European Parliament . Michel is a prominent member of the French-speaking liberal party, the Mouvement Réformateur . He is the father of Charles Michel , the current Prime Minister of Belgium
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Andris Piebalgs
ANDRIS PIEBALGS (born September 17, 1957) is a Latvian politician and diplomat who served as European Commissioner for Development
European Commissioner for Development
at the European Commission
European Commission
from 2010 until 2014. Between 2004 and 2009 he served as Commissioner for Energy . Between 4 June 2016 and 19 August 2017, he served as the leader of the Unity party. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 European Commission
European Commission
* 2.1 Selection hearing * 3 Other activities * 4 Personal life * 5 References * 6 External links CAREER Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
was born on 17 September 1957 in Valmiera, Latvia. Piebalgs is a graduate in Physics from the University of Latvia
Latvia
. Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
is an experienced Latvian politician who occupied key positions in both national and European political fields
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European Commissioner For Development
This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union Executive * Juncker Commission President Juncker (EPP) * Vice Presidents * College * Civil Service Secretary-General Italianer Legislative Parliament President Tajani (EPP) * Largest groups; * EPP (Manfred Weber) * S">(Gianni Pittella) * 8th session (2014-19) * 751 MEPs * Bureau * Vice Presidents * Quaestor * Conference * Legislative procedure Council of the EU Presidency * Configurations * General * Foreign * Justice and Home * Economic <
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Kristalina Georgieva
KRISTALINA IVANOVA GEORGIEVA-KINOVA (Bulgarian : Кристалина Иванова Георгиева-Кинова, born 13 August 1953 in Sofia
Sofia
) is a Bulgarian politician and the current chief executive officer of the World Bank . Until 2017, she was European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources in the college of the Juncker Commission . From 1993-2010, she served in a number of positions in the World Bank Group , eventually rising to become its vice president and corporate secretary in March 2008. She has also served as a member of the board of trustees and associated professor in the Economics Department of the University of National and World Economy
University of National and World Economy
in Bulgaria. On 27 September 2016, the Bulgarian government nominated Kristalina Georgieva for the post of United Nations Secretary-General
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Guy Verhofstadt
GUY MAURICE MARIE LOUISE VERHOFSTADT (Dutch: ( listen ); born 11 April 1953) is a Belgian politician who has served as the Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Belgium
Belgium
since 2009. He served as the 47th Prime Minister of Belgium from 1999 to 2008, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
Belgium
from 1985 to 1992 and Minister of Budget from 1985 to 1992. He was a Member of the Chamber of Representatives from 1985 to 2009. Since 2009 he has served as a Member of the European Parliament where he is the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and founded the inter-parliamentarian federalist Spinelli Group
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Yves Leterme
YVES CAMILLE DéSIRé LETERME (Dutch: ; born 6 October 1960 in Wervik ) is a Belgian politician, a leader of the Christian Democratic and Flemish party (CD&V), and was the 48th Prime Minister of Belgium . Leterme was the Prime Minister of Belgium from March 2008 to December 2008. He has been Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget, Institutional Reforms, Transport and the North Sea in the Belgian federal government . He is a former Minister-President of Flanders and Flemish Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. Despite his French name , Leterme is Flemish . He is fluent in Dutch , French and English . On 14 July 2008, facing the imminent failure to meet a self-imposed deadline to enact "constitutional reform" consisting of further devolution of powers to the nation's three linguistic communities, Leterme tendered his resignation to King Albert II
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Herman Van Rompuy
HERMAN ACHILLE, COUNT VAN ROMPUY (Dutch : HERMAN ACHILLE GRAAF VAN ROMPUY, pronounced ( listen ); born 31 October 1947) is a Belgian and European politician, who formerly served as Prime Minister of Belgium
Belgium
and then as the first President of the European Council
President of the European Council
. A politician from Belgium's Christian Democratic and Flemish party , Van Rompuy served as the 49th prime minister of Belgium
Belgium
from 30 December 2008 until Yves Leterme
Yves Leterme
(who was also his predecessor) succeeded him on 25 November 2009
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Overmere
BERLARE (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders . The municipality comprises the towns of Berlare proper, Overmere
Overmere
and U