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Miet SMET Minister of State and Member of the European Parliament

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1964-71 Scientific official with the study group Mens en ruimte (Town and Country Planning, Housing, Cultural Infrastructure)
1971 Councillor with the Dender, Durme en Schelde Intercommunal in Termonde
1971-90 President of the C.V.P. Lokeren section
1972 Press attaché for the Secretary of State for the Regional Economy L. Dhoore
1973-79 Director of the C.V.P. Institute of Political Training
1973-83 Founder of the C.V.P. working group Avrouw en Maatschappij and National President
1974-85 President of the Women's Labour Commission created with the Ministry of Employment and Labour
1978-95 C.V.P. Member of Parliament, House of Representatives
1985-92 Secretary of State for Environment and Social Emancipation
1992 Secretary of State for Employment and Labour, for Environment and Social Emancipation
1992 first joint trilateral declaration with the Ministers of Employment and Labour of Czechoslovakia and Tunisia
1992 Bilateral declaration with the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Romania
1995 C.V.P. Senator
1992-99 Minister of Employment and Labour responsible for the policy of Equal Opportunities for Men and Women
since 2002 Questor of the European Parliament
since 2002 Minister of State

Memberships

since 1984 Member of the A.C.W. National Political Committee
Member of the C.V.P. National Bureau
Official Representative of Belgium to the United Nations world conferences on the condition of women 1975, 1980, 1985, 1995
Stability Pact of South Eastern Europe, Chair of Social Cohesion Initiative
1988-95 President of the "Europäisches Zentrum für Arbeitnehmerfragen"
1995-97 Chairman of the European Christian Democratic Workers, since 1996 Chairman of the International Christian Workers

Awards

1985 Knight of the Order of Leopold
2002 Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern