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Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest.
See also: European Union

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 4,398 entities connected with Belgium. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Belgium. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
Belgian Financial SanctionsFederal Public Service Financeupdated daily6,321

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,788 entities identified as PEPs connected with Belgium.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister7--
King1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Civil Service, Public Enterprises, Telecommunication, & Postal Services1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Development Cooperation191
Minister of Energy1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Foreign Trade, & Federal Cultural Institutions1--
Minister of Interior, Institutional Reform, & Democratic Renewal1--
Minister of Justice & the North Sea1--
Minister of Mobility18-
Minister of Pensions & Social Integration1--
Minister of Small Businesses, the Self-Employed, Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises, Agriculture, Institutional Reform, & Democratic Renewal1--
Minister of Social Affairs & Public Health11-
Minister of the Climate, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal1-1
Minister of the Economy & Employment1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Chamber of Representatives-34146
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
First president of the Court of Cassation-11
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the National Bank of Belgium121
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Argentina to Belgium-1-
ambassador of Austria to Belgium-11
ambassador of Belgium-11
ambassador of Belgium to China-2-
ambassador of Belgium to Ethiopia-1-
ambassador of Belgium to Greece-11
ambassador of Belgium to Italy--1
ambassador of Belgium to Japan-41
Ambassador of Belgium to Kenya-1-
ambassador of Belgium to Luxembourg-11
ambassador of Belgium to Syria-1-
ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom-1-
ambassador of Belgium to Tunisia-1-
ambassador of France to Belgium-51
ambassador of Hungary to Belgium-1-
ambassador of Israel to Belgium--1
ambassador of Slovakia to Belgium-21
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Belgium-31

Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the province of Luxembourg--1

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium-318504
member of the Flemish Parliament-25498
Senator of Belgium-73261
Member of the Parliament of Wallonia-6281
Member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region-489
State Senator of Belgium-5028
directly elected senator-35-
co-opted senator-285
chef de cabinet-1513
burgomaster-120
Municipal councillor in Belgium-106
Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium-76
Minister of Foreign Affairs in Belgium-81
Minister of European Affairs-71
Minister of Justice of Belgium-71
Minister of Pensions-71
Minister of the Interior of Belgium-71
Minister of Defence of Belgium-61
President of the Belgian Senate-61
Prime Minister of Belgium-61
Minister of Finance of Belgium-51
President of the Chamber of Representatives-51
Flemish minister of Agriculture-21
Flemish Minister of Culture-21
Flemish Minister of Media-21
Minister-President of Flanders-21
President of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community-3-
senator by right-3-
Speaker of the Flemish Parliament-21
Chief of Defence-11
Consort of the Belgians-11
Flemish Minister for Brussels Affairs-11
Flemish Minister for the Environment-11
Flemish Minister of Education and Training-11
Flemish Minister of Energy-11
Flemish Minister of Finance and Budget-11
Flemish minister of housing-11
Governor of Sint Maarten--2
Governor of the province of East Flanders-11
Governor of the Province of Flemish Brabant-11
King of the Belgians-11
Minister of Small Businesses, the Self-Employed, SMEs and Agriculture, Institutional Reform and Democratic Renewal-11
Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region-11
Minister-President of the French Community-11
Minister-President of Wallonia-11
Secretary of State (Belgium)-11
Belgian Minister of Foreign Trade--1
Flemish minister of Economy--1
governor--1
Governor of the Province of Hainaut--1
Governor of the province of Limburg (Belgium)--1
Governor of the Province of Namur--1
Governor of the Province of Walloon Brabant--1
Governor of the province of West Flanders--1
Minister of Budget-1-
Minister of Public Service and Public Enterprises--1
Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region for the Promotion of Multilingualism--1
minister-president--1
Minister-President of the German-speaking Community--1
Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunities and Diversity-1-
State Secretary of Asylum, Migration, Social Integration and Poverty Reduction-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...