Former EPP (European People’s party) chairman and MEP Leo Tindemans from the region of Antwerp (Belgium) died this friday afternoon at the age of 92.
He was a christian democrat (CVP, Belgium)
Tindemans was born in 1922. He led an important political carreer on belgian level: for more than 30 years member of the belgian house of representatives, 2 times head of government in Belgium (1977-1978).
He afterwards began to express his views on european level and was MEP till his retirement in 1999.
Tindemans was EPP chairman between 1976 and 1985.
Tindemans was a proud fighter for a united europe and a single currency.
After former prime ministers Wilfried Martens MEP and Jean-Luc Dehaene MEP, his party (CD&V) loses a third prime minister in 2014