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Dehaene, Jean-Luc,

1940–2014, Belgian political leader, b. Montepellier, France. A member of the Flemish Christian People's (after 2001, Christian Democratic) party, he held numerous administrative posts before becoming social affairs minister (1981–88) and minister of communications and deputy prime minister (1988–92). Following a contentious period in Belgian politics when the country had an interim government for more than 100 days, Dehaene formed a center-left coalition and prime minister in 1992. A skilled negotiator known as "the Bulldozer," he was instrumental in the adoption of the 1993 constitution revisions that stabilized the government and made Belgium a federal state. He resigned in 1999 following a food contamination scandal and his party national-election loss. Dehaene also served as mayor of Vilvoorde (2000–2007) and a member of the European Parliament (2004–14).
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City lawyer Simon Cliff responding to the death of UEFA investigator Jean-Luc Dehaene with the words "One down, six to go".
Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene flew to Granada, in southern Spain, to accompany Baudouin's widow, Queen Fabiola, on the Belgian air force flight bringing the king's body back to Brussels.Successor Belgium's Prince Philippe, a shy and reserved man, is widely expected to take over the throne of his uncle Baudouin.
The last time was way back when British Prime Ministers had vetoes on such decisions and John Major, under pressure from The Sun and the Eurosceptics in his party, was able to block the Franco-German candidate for Commission, President Jean-Luc Dehaene.
The Club Financial Control Body's (CFCB) investigatory chamber, headed by former Belgium prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, is to meet today and tomorrow to consider the cases of 76 clubs.
The Club Financial Control Body's (CFCB) investigatory chamber, headed by former Belgium prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, is to meet on Tuesday and Wednesday to consider the cases of 76 clubs.
The Club Financial Control Body's investigatory chamber, headed by former Belgium prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, is to meet today and tomorrow to consider the cases of 76 clubs.
Among the parliamentary heavyweights who are also resigning are former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene (EPP); Doris Pack (EPP, Germany); ex-President of Parliament Hans-Gert Pottering (EPP, Germany); Vytautas Landsbergis (EPP), former prime minister of Lithuania.
The task of ensuring the rules are correctly applied falls to the newly-created Club Financial Control Panel, a team of eight independent experts chaired by former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene.
"We realized very quickly that we found ourselves in front of a very difficult mission," said Chairman Jean-Luc Dehaene. Efforts to strip down Dexia's balance sheet and shift funding from short-term to long-term were taken quickly, but management did not have enough time to get the lender back on track before it was slapped hard by the government debt crisis, Dehaene added.
group, Jean-Luc Dehaene, who is the former Belgian Prime Minister , resigned
Chairman Jean-Luc Dehaene and Chief Executive Pierre Mariani were scheduled to host a news conference at 0900 Central European Time.
Jean-Luc Dehaene has stepped down from the board of Dexia SA's (DEXB.BT) Belgian unit, but will retain his position as Dexia chairman.