Member of the Flemish Parliament
President of the EA Group
Member of the EA group Bureau
Member of the CoR Bureau
Member of the following CoR Commissions:
Born on 22 October 1970 in Nieuwpoort, Karl spent his youth in Koksijde. After his law studies in Antwerp and Brussels, he decided to move to the capital. Together with his wife, Annelies, he lives in the Brussels community of Ganshoren.
In 1994 he started his professional career as a lawyer at the Brussels’ bar specialized in property law and rental legislation. Ten years after, he decided to turn his political engagements within the N-VA, the New Flemish Alliance, into a career. He started as an adviser for Minister Bourgeois in the Flemish Government. In 2009 he had the chance to support his party in the role of Group Secretary in the Brussels Parliament and the Council of the Flemish Community Commission.
Since 2010, he changed his career behind the scenes, for a political life on the front. The N-VA co-opted him as a Senator. During that period he was national vice-president of his party and chairman of the Brussels N-VA branch.
In 2014 he was elected as Member of the Flemish Parliament for the Brussels constituency. Karl focuses on European, international and Brussels affairs. In the federal Senate, he is serving as vice-president. Internationally he is active as president of the European Alliance in the Committee of the Regions, and Karl has a seat in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly as well.