Honour President - Antoinette Spaak

Born in Etterbeek on 27 June 1928, Antoine Spaak is the daughter of Paul-Henri Spaak (1899-1972), former Belgian Prime Minister and Secretary General of NATO, the daughter of Senator Marie Janson and aunt journalist and writer Isabelle Spaa. Antoinette Spaak entered politics in the FDF after the death of his famous father. Parliament in 1974, she became the president of the FDF from 1977 to 1982. She is the first Belgian woman party president. Antoinette Spaak MEP from 1979 to 1984 and from 1994 to 1999. The King Baudouin in 1983 awarded him the honorary title of Minister of State. She sat for the 47th Legislature of the Belgian House of Representatives, during which she chairs the Council of the French Community of Belgium from 1988 to 1992. With Jean Gol (politician) it is the source of reconciliation in the years 1990 between PRL and the FDF in the PRL-FDF-MCC federation, which later became the reform Movement. In February 2007, Antoinette Spaak received the Honor Award of the 3rd edition of Crystal Women reward deserving women in the French Community. In December 2007, Antoinette Spaak becomes the Socialist Philippe Busquin co-chair of the Wallonia-Brussels Group created by Marie Arena, Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium. Antoinette Spaak was elected MP in Brussels in 2009, but left the Chamber at the end of the year.