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The Government of the Region

The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region
The Government of the Region is the executive body of the Brussels-Capital Region: it defines how the laws laid down by the Brussels Parliament are implemented.

Government of the Region

The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region is composed of a minister-president, 4 ministers – two French speakers and two Dutch speakers – and three secretaries of state. The Government is elected every five years by the Brussels Parliament (the Council of the Brussels-Capital Region).

The members of the Government are responsible for matters defined by the regional competences: urban development, planning, urban renewal, housing, public works, transport, economic policy, foreign trade, employment, environmental protection, energy, local authorities, scientific research and international relations.

This subsection also covers the main points of agreements and orders and the decisions of the Council of Ministers of the Government of the Region.

The composition of the Government of the Region

Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Local Authorities
  • Spatial Development
  • Urban Policy
  • Monuments and Sites
  • Student Affairs
  • Tourism
  • Port of Brussels

Guy Vanhengel, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Finance
  • Budget
  • External Relations

Didier Gosuin, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Economy
  • Employment

Pascal Smet, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Mobility
  • Public Works

Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Housing
  • Quality of Life
  • Environment
  • Energy

Bianca Debaets, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Development Cooperation (power delegated by Minister Guy Vanhengel)
  • Road Safety (power delegated by Minister Pascal Smet)
  • Regional and Community Informatics and Digital Transition (power delegated by Minister Pascal Smet)
  • Equal Opportunities (power delegated by Minister Pascal Smet)
  • Animal Welfare (power delegated by Minister Pascal Smet)

Cécile Jodogne, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Foreign Trade (power delegated by Minister Didier Gosuin)
  • Firefighting and Emergency Medical Assistance (power delegated by Minister Didier Gosuin)

Fadila Laanan, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for:

  • Waste Management, Collection and Treatment (power delegated by Minister-President Rudi Vervoort)
  • Scientific Research (power delegated by Minister-President Rudi Vervoort)
  • Community Sports Infrastructure (power delegated by Minister-President Rudi Vervoort)
  • Civil Service (power delegated by Minister-President Rudi Vervoort)