Council of Ministers (Belgium)

The Council of Ministers (French: Conseil des ministres; Dutch: Ministerraad) is the supreme executive organ of the Federal Government of the Kingdom of Belgium. It is a cabinet composed of the Prime Minister, who leads it, and up to fourteen senior ministers.[1] Federal secretaries of state (junior ministers) are members of the government, but not part of the Council.[2] The King of the Belgians historically presided over the Council, but this has not happened since 1957.[3] The Council of Ministers formally became a permanent policy structure with the constitutional revision of 1970.[4]

List Council of Belgium

The De Croo Government is the incumbent Federal Government of Belgium, to be led by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo from 1 October 2020.[5]

Prime Minister
Prime Minister Alexander De Croo1 October 2020IncumbentOpen Vld
Deputy Prime Ministers
Minister of Economy and Employment Pierre-Yves Dermagne1 October 2020IncumbentPS
Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Foreign Trade and Federal Cultural Institutions Sophie Wilmès (deputised by David Clarinval)1 October 2020IncumbentMR
Minister of Mobility Georges Gilkinet1 October 2020IncumbentEcolo
Minister of Finance, in charge of the Coordination of the Fight against Fraud Vincent Van Peteghem1 October 2020IncumbentCD&V
Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Frank Vandenbroucke1 October 2020IncumbentVooruit
Minister of Civil Service, Public Enterprises, Telecommunication and Postal Services Petra De Sutter1 October 2020IncumbentGroen
Minister of Justice and the North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne1 October 2020IncumbentOpen Vld
Minister of the Small Businesses, Self-Employed, SMEs and Agriculture, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal David Clarinval1 October 2020IncumbentMR
Minister of Pensions and Social Integration, in charge of Persons with Disabilities, Combating Poverty and Beliris Karine Lalieux1 October 2020IncumbentPS
Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder1 October 2020IncumbentPS
Minister of Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal Zakia Khattabi1 October 2020IncumbentEcolo
Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal Annelies Verlinden1 October 2020IncumbentCD&V
Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir1 October 2020IncumbentVooruit
Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten1 October 2020IncumbentGroen
Secretaries of State
Secretary of State for Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy
Deputy to the Minister of the Economy and Employment
 Thomas Dermine [fr]1 October 2020IncumbentPS
Secretary of State for Digitization, in charge of Administrative Simplification, Privacy and Buildings Administration
Deputy to the Prime Minister
 Mathieu Michel (politician) [fr]1 October 2020IncumbentMR
Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunities and Diversity
Deputy to the Minister of Mobility
 Sarah Schlitz1 October 2020IncumbentEcolo
Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, in charge of the National Lottery
Deputy to the Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal
 Sammy Mahdi1 October 2020IncumbentCD&V
Secretary of State for Budget and Consumer Protection
Deputy to the Minister of Justice and the North Sea
 Eva De Bleeker [nl]1 October 2020IncumbentOpen Vld


  1. Article 99 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium
  2. Article 104 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium
  3. "Ministerraad" (in Dutch). FOD Kanselarij van de Eerste Minister. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  4. Guy Coppieters (2008). "Voorbereidend studiedossier van de archiefselectielijst" (PDF) (in Dutch). Archief van de FOD Kanselarij van de Eerste Minister. p. 143. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  5. "7 partijen hebben een inhoudelijk akkoord om samen te regeren: dit weten we daar al over". VRT (in Dutch). 2020-09-30. Retrieved 3 October 2020.