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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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Peru
Coordinates : 10°S 76°W / 10°S 76°W / -10; -76 Republic
Republic
of Peru * República del Perú (Spanish ) * Piruw Republika (Quechua ) * Piruw Suyu (Aymara ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Firme y feliz por la unión" (Spanish) "Firm and Happy for the Union" ANTHEM: Himno Nacional del Perú (Spanish) National Anthem of Peru NATIONAL SEAL : Gran Sello del Estado (Spanish) Great Seal of the State
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Central America
CENTRAL AMERICA (Spanish : América Central or Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent , which connects with the South American continent on the southeast. Central America is bordered by Mexico
Mexico
to the north, Colombia
Colombia
to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea
to the east, and the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the west. Central America
Central America
consists of seven countries: Belize
Belize
, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
, El Salvador , Guatemala
Guatemala
, Honduras
Honduras
, Nicaragua
Nicaragua
, and Panama
Panama

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Singapore
SINGAPORE (/ˈsɪŋɡəpɔːr/ ( listen )), officially the REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, sometimes referred to as the Lion
Lion
City, the Garden City or the Little Red Dot , is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator , at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia
Malaysia
, with Indonesia
Indonesia
's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets . Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens
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Georgia (country)
Coordinates : 42°00′N 43°30′E / 42.000°N 43.500°E / 42.000; 43.500 Georgia საქართველო (Georgian ) Sakartvelo Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: ძალა ერთობაშია Dzala Ertobashia Strength is in Unity ANTHEM: თავისუფლება Tavisupleba Freedom Georgia proper shown in dark green; areas outside of Georgian control shown in light green CAPITAL Tbilisi
Tbilisi
41°43′N 44°47′E / 41.717°N 44.783°E / 41.717; 44.783
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Colombia
Coordinates : 4°N 72°W / 4°N 72°W / 4; -72 Republic
Republic
of Colombia República de Colombia
Colombia
(Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Libertad y Orden" (Spanish) "Freedom and Order" ANTHEM: ¡Oh, Gloria Inmarcesible! (Spanish) O unfading glory! Capital and largest city Bogotá
Bogotá
4°35′N 74°4′W / 4.583°N 74.067°W / 4.583; -74.067 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Spanish a RECOGNIZED REGIONAL LANGUAGES 68 ethnic languages and dialects
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South-Korea
Coordinates : 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128 Republic
Republic
of Korea 대한민국 DAEHAN MINGUK Flag Emblem MOTTO: "홍익인간 (弘益人間) " (Korean ) (de facto ) "Benefit broadly in the human world/Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity" ANTHEM: Aegukga
Aegukga
"애국가 (愛國歌)" (Korean ) (de facto ) "Patriotic Song" GOVERNMENT EMBLEM 대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean) Government Emblem of South Korea
Korea
Area controlled by the Republic
Republic
of Korea
Korea
shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green
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Treaty Of Lisbon
This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union Executive * Juncker Commission
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)
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Belgian Federal Parliament
GOVERNMENT (83): * N-VA (31) * MR (20) * CD color:; border:1px solid darkgray; text-align:center;"> VLD (14)OPPOSITION (67): * PS (23) * sp.a (13) * Ecolo /Groen (12) * cdH (9) * VB (3) * PTB–GO!/PVDA+ (2) * FDF (2) * Vuye -Wouters (2) * PP (1) ELECTIONS SENATE VOTING SYSTEM Indirect election CHAMBER VOTING SYSTEM Open list
Open list
proportional representation within eleven constituencies, with 5% constituency electoral thresholds CHAMBER LAST ELECTION May 25, 2014 MEETING PLACE Palace of the Nation, Brussels
Brussels
WEBSITE www.fed-parl.beThe BELGIAN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT is the bicameral parliament of Belgium
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United Nations Security Council
Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta Egypt
Egypt
WEBSITE un.org/en/sc/The UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations
United Nations
, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations
United Nations
and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter . Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions , and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions ; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust
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Moldavia
MOLDAVIA (Romanian : Moldova, pronounced ( listen ) or Țara Moldovei, Romanian Cyrillic alphabet : Цара Мѡлдовєй) is a historical region, and former principality in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river. An initially independent and later autonomous state, it existed from the 14th century to 1859, when it united with Wallachia
Wallachia
(Țara Românească) as the basis of the modern Romanian state; at various times, Moldavia
Moldavia
included the regions of Bessarabia (with the Budjak
Budjak
) and all of Bukovina . The western half of Moldavia
Moldavia
is now part of Romania, the eastern side belongs to the Republic of Moldova
Moldova
, while the northern and southeastern parts are territories of Ukraine
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Ukraine
UKRAINE (/juːˈkreɪn/ ( listen ); Ukrainian : Україна, tr. Ukraina ), sometimes called THE UKRAINE , is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe , bordered by Russia
Russia
to the east, northeast, and south, Belarus
Belarus
to the northwest, Poland
Poland
and Slovakia
Slovakia
to the west, Hungary
Hungary
, Romania
Romania
, and Moldova
Moldova
to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
to the south and southeast, respectively
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West Africa
WEST AFRICA, also called WESTERN AFRICA and the WEST OF AFRICA, is the westernmost subregion of Africa
Africa

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South Africa
11 languages * Afrikaans
Afrikaans
* Northern Sotho * English * Southern Ndebele * Southern Sotho * Swazi * Tsonga * Tswana * Venda * Xhosa * Zulu ETHNIC GROUPS (2014 ) * 80.2% Black * 8.8% Coloured
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