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Philippe Muyters is responsible in the Bourgeois Flemish Government for Work, the Economy, Innovation and Sport.
After studying economics, Philippe built a career in the business world: first as the top man of Flanders’ Social and Economic Council (SERV), then at the head of the Flemish employers’ organisation, .
Work and sport for all
At the request of the N-VA, Philippe Muyters became a Flemish Government Minister in 2009. He was assigned major policy areas such as Finance, Budget, Spatial Planning and Work. He strived, for example, to provide better support for job seekers. As Minister for Sport he also worked on a structured top-level sports policy and a policy that made it possible for all Flemish residents to engage in healthy exercise. He also established the necessary benchmarks in the fight against doping.
Philippe has also removed a lot of administrative red tape for small and large construction projects, which can now be processed considerably faster. Moreover, both friend and foe commend his impressive performance in budgetary terms. Despite difficult economic times he succeeded year after year in presenting a balanced budget.