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Eric Defoort

Eric Defoort (born 27 June 1943 in Ypres) is a Flemish politician and president of the European Free Alliance.

In the past two years (2007–2009), Prof. Dr. Eric Defoort was the president of the Flemish Popular Movement (Vlaamse Volksbeweging - VVB), a non-party linked movement advocating Flemish autonomy.[1] He is now working as the chief librarian and professor of history at the Catholic University of Brussels.

At the EFA-General Assembly in Venice, March 2010, he was elected the new President of the European Free Alliance.

As Historian he studied in depth the history of nationalism and published on topics like identity.

Eric Defoort is a member of the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA), a party that became a full member of EFA in 2010. They supported his candidacy.

As president, he will see to the organisation and strategy of the European Free Alliance. [2]


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