Jean-Luc Dehaene was born on 7 August 1940 and died on 15 May 2014.
Political party: CVP
He led two governments from 1992 to 1999
He is considered the architect of the reform of the State.
Law and Economics at the universities of Namur and Louvain
After his studies, he worked for the study department of the ACW (Flemish Christian Labour movement), among others.
He began his political career in the CVP Youth organisation.
Employee and advisor in ministers' offices and then became principal private secretary for various ministers (including Prime Minister Wilfried Martens)
Minister of Social Affairs and Institutional Reforms
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communications and Institutional Reforms
He led two governments, from 1992 to 1995 and from 1995 to July 1999.
Doctor honoris causa at the UCL (French-speaking Catholic University of Louvain)
Doctor honoris causa at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Dutch-speaking Catholic University of Leuven)
2004 - 2014
Member of the European Parliament