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Wathelet is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Melchior H. M. J. F. C. Wathelet is a Belgian politician and member of the Humanist Democratic Centre. He has degrees in law and in economics and is a Master of Laws. He is also a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Université de Liège. From 1995 to 2003 he was a Judge at the European Court of Justice. Since October 2012 Wathelet serves as advocate-general at the Court of Justice.

Grégory Wathelet Belgian equestrian

Grégory Wathelet is a Belgian equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping.

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Jean Luc Joseph Marie "Jean-Luc" Dehaene was a Belgian politician who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 1992 until 1999. During his political career, he was nicknamed "The Plumber" and "The Minesweeper" for his ability to negotiate political deadlocks. A member of the Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD&V) party and its antecedents, Dehaene gained his first ministerial appointment in 1981. Dehaene's first government (1992–1995) included both Christian and Social Democrats and presided over the creation of a new constitution, effectively transforming Belgium into a federal state. His second government (1995–1999) coincided with a number of crises in Belgium including the Dutroux scandal. The Dioxin Affair, occurring shortly before the 1999 election, led to a swing against the major parties and Dehaene's government fell. Following his final term as Prime Minister he was active in both Belgian and European politics. He was also on UEFA's financial fair play regulatory body and managed Dexia Bank during the financial crisis. He was the last prime minister of King Baudouin's reign.

Hertel is a Germans surname. Notable people with the name include:

De Clerck Surname list

De Clerck is a Dutch occupational surname, particularly common in Flanders. In the province of West Flanders, the name is usually concatenated to Declerck. People with the surname include:

Jean-Denis Lejeune Belgian political activist

Jean-Denis Lejeune is the father of Julie Lejeune, who was abducted along with Mélissa Russo in Belgium on 24 June 1995, and imprisoned in Marc Dutroux's cellar. She was eight years old at the time. She died, probably of starvation, sometime between 6 December 1995 and 20 March 1996. The bodies were found on 17 August 1996.

Smits is a Dutch surname that is considered a variant of the more common Smit surname.

Smet is a Dutch occupational surname. Smet is a regional form of Smid ("Smith") and is equivalent to the more abundant surname Smit. It is common in East Flanders. People named Smet include:

Gibert is a surname, and may refer to:

Melchior is both a given name and a surname.

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House of Putbus noble family

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Melchior Wathelet Jr. Belgian politician (1977)

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De Smet or Desmet is a Dutch occupational surname. It is a regional form of "the smith" very common in East and West Flanders. It was the tenth most common name in Belgium in 1997. Notable people with the surname include:

Barras is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Schildt is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Smets is a Dutch occupational surname. It is a common name in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Flemish Brabant. Despite its similarity to the Dutch surnames Smet, Smits, and Smeets, each equivalent to Smith, Smets (sometimes?) originated from "des Mets", short for "des Metselaars". People named Smets include:

De Wolf is a Dutch surname meaning "the wolf". It may be descriptive or toponymic of origin. Variations include DeWolf, De Wolfe, De Wolff, De Wulf, Dewulf and van der Wolf. People with these surnames include:

Catherine Fonck Belgian politician

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