Charles Michel


Charles Michel was born in the Belgian town of Namur in 1975, when the European Union consisted of only nine member states. Michel studied law at the University of BrusselsHe was elected as a member of the federal parliament in 1999.  A year later, he became the Walloon Minister for Interior Affairs and Civil Service, and in 2007, Federal Minister for Development Cooperation Between 2006 and 2014, he was also Mayor of Wavre. Following the federal elections in June 2014, Charles Michel was involved in coalition negotiations. He became the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium in October 2014. 
On 2 July 2019, EU leaders elected Charles Michel as President of the European Council. He took office on 1 December 2019.

30 March 2021

Covid-19 shows why united action is needed for more robust international health architecture

by Charles Michel, President European Council by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General by 24 world leaders* The Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge to […]
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