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Bart Staes

Bart Staes
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1958-08-07) 7 August 1958
Nationality Belgian
Political party Volksunie
Groen (2002–)
Residence Antwerp
Alma mater Sint-Thomas Pedagogische Hogeschool, Brussels
Occupation Teacher, politician
Website Official website

Bart Hubert Wilfried Marcel Staes (Dutch pronunciation: ; born 7 August 1958), is a Belgian politician and a Member of the European Parliament for Flanders. He is a member of Groen, part of the European Greens. He sits in The Greens–European Free Alliance transnational political group together with MEPs for the GreenLeft.

After studying in Brussels and qualifying as a teacher (Dutch/English/Economics), Staes turned to politics, beginning his political career in the Volksunie, which later became Spirit. Following the formation of the electoral alliance (cartel) between Spirit and the Socialistische Partij Anders (sp.a) in 2002, Staes moved to join Agalev (as it was then known; today, Groen). He has been a Member of the European Parliament continuously since 1999, at first for the Volksunie, later Spirit and now Groen. His particular interests are the environment and peace movements.


  • Political history 1
  • European Parliament 2
  • Career 3
    • Timeline 3.1
  • External links 4

Political history

His political career started with membership of the Volksunie, with the collapse of that party in 2002 he joined Groen!.

European Parliament

Staes was first elected into the European Parliament in 1999 and was reelected, as only member from his party, in 2004 and 2009. He currently sits on the Committee on Budgetary Control and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.


Politics Curriculum

Member Party Council VolksunieJongeren (1980–1981) and(1984–1987)

Member of the VU-party-council (1984–1987) en (1995–2001)

Second follower VU-senate list (1995–1999)

Member Spirit-party persidency (2001–2002)

Mandatory of Agalev/Groen! (juli 2002 - )

Member of party council of Groen! (2003 - )

Member of European parliament (1999 - )

Member of fraction Greens/European Free Alliance (Groenen/Europese Vrije Alliantie)

Member of Budget control-commission

Instant member of Commission Environmental gestion, Public Health and Food security

Member of Parlementary cooperative commission EU-Russia

Instant member of Parlemantary cooperative commission EU-Central-Asia

initiator of the Intergroup Chechnya

Author of manifesto from the Gravensteengroep

Publication Het vlees is zwak met Jaak Vandemeulebroucke, Hadewijch, Antwerpen, 1996

Echo's voor een ander Europa, Houtekiet, Antwerpen, 2004

Voor een ander Europa, Houtekiet, Antwerpen, 2009

GGO's: Droom of werkelijkheid, Houtekiet, Antwerpen, 2012


  • 13 June 1999 – : Member of European Parliament

External links

  • Official website

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