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Dr. Paul DE KEERSMAEKER

Dr. Paul DE KEERSMAEKER, Belgian Deputy.

Background

  • DE KEERSMAEKER, Dr. Paul was born on July 14, 1929 in Kobbegem, Belgium. Parents: Hubert De Keersmaeker and Josephina De Keersmaeker (née Vanderhasselt).

  • Education

    • Doctor of Law; qualified notary. Spoken languages: Dutch. French, English, German.

    Career

    • Mayor of Kobbegem, 1959-1976. Member of Parliament for Brussels-Hal-Vilvorde, since 1968. Member of European Parliament, 1974-1981.

      Secretary of State for European Affairs and Agriculture, 198192. President, Council of Ministers of Agriculture, European Community, January 1982 until June 1982, during which time he had the Council of Ministers adopt Agricultural prices and accompanying measures with a qualified majority for the first time in the history of the European Community. Vice-President General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Ministerial Conference, Geneva, 1982.

      President European Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fishery and of the Internal Market Council, Jan.-Jun. 1987; member Ministerial Committees for Economic and Social Co-ordination, Foreign Affairs, Science and the Environment. Head of Belgian delegation at the European Community Council of Ministers of Agriculture, council of Ministers of Fishery and Council of Ministers responsible for the Internal Market.

      Member of Pari., member of Parliamentary Committees for Agriculture, Institutional Reform and Foreign and European Affairs, since 1992. President, Board, CBB Ltd. (Fed. of Belgian Breweries).

      Member of Board, INTERBREW Ltd. Member of Board, TRAC-TEBEL. Adviser, Société Générale Ltd.

      Member of board, Vamo Mills Ltd. Member of board, Kredietbank. Member of board, SFDW Ltd.

      (Soc. and Fiscal Services for Employers). Pres, of board, VOLT Ltd. (Assn, for Agricultural Development).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Christian Social Party

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, hunting; international and European affairs. Common Agricultural Policy, institutional affairs.

    Connections

    • Spouse Nelly Limbourg, 1955. Children: three.
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    Born July 14, 1929
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