Backer, Philippe De - from Belgium

ID: 273028
Organization: TPN
Country of meeting: in the year 2018

Is an Open Vld politician and was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from September 2011 until April 2016, when he became Secretary of State in the Michel Government.

Since September 2011, De Backer has been a member of the European Parliament. He succeeded his party colleague Dirk Sterckx. He is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), led by former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt. He deals with the dossiers in the Transport Committee and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. In 2014, he was appointed first successor at the European election list for Open Vld.

On 29 April 2016, Philippe De Backer was chosen to succeed Bart Tommelein as Secretary of State for Social fraud, Privacy and the North Sea in the Michel I Government. He was succeeded by Lieve Wierinck as Member of the European Parliament. When the Michel I Government fell, De Backer became Minister of Administrative Simplification, Digital Agenda, Postal Services and Telecom in the Michel II Government.

Activities in the Orangization:
EU Parliamentary Group