Charles Michel, President of the European Council.
Charles Michel is President of the European Council. He became a member of the federal parliament of Belgium in 1999, Walloon Minister for Interior Affairs and Civil Service in 2000 and Federal Minister for Development Cooperation in 2007. He played an important role in his political party, MR (Reformist Movement), as spokesperson (2004-2011) and finally leader of the party (2011-2014). He became the Prime Minister of Belgium in 2014. In 2019, EU leaders elected Charles Michel as President of the European Council, where he took office on 1 December 2019.