Anneleen Van Bossuyt

Member of the European Parliament (2014-2019)

Anneleen Van Bossuyt first joined the European Parliament at the beginning of 2015, but she was bitten by the European bug long before that.

Expert on Europe
Following her studies in European law in France, she began work as an assistant at the European Institute of the Faculty of Law at Ghent University. In 2010, she moved to the N-VA’s research department, where she was responsible for the domain of Europe. In this role Anneleen was also very closely involved in the party conference on Confederalism If we want to make structural changes, then we have to change the structures. Confederalism is the structural change that this country needs. The basic principle of confederalism is that Flanders and Wallonia are the owners of all powers. They exercise these themselves, but can also make decisions together and manage certain powers together at the confederal level, in both of their interests. This completely reverses the logic. Instead of transferring federal powers to Flanders and Wallonia, these powers can be transferred to the confederal level. Forced cooperation is replaced by voluntary cooperation. Must becomes will. Dismantling from above becomes building up from below. Confederalism is therefore deciding together on what we want to do together. confederalism and in the federal government negotiations in 2014.

Fewer but more effective
Anneleen Van Bossuyt aims, with a critically constructive attitude, to jointly build a European Union that strives in every respect for fewer and more effective regulations and which focuses on growth, jobs and Competitiveness The extent to which companies in one country can compete with similar companies in another country. A law came into force in Belgium in 1996 to monitor competitiveness. This stipulates that Belgian salaries may not evolve faster than the average of those in the three neighbouring countries. The Central Economic Council (CEC) performs an annual measurement to see if the objectives have been obtained. competitiveness . She considers it her personal goal to help bridge the gap between citizens and Europe. She also advocates for a Europe that focuses on core tasks, which offer genuine added value. Other tasks are best tackled closer to citizens: at the local, regional or national level.