Who is Marie-Paule Meert?
Marie-Paule is passionate about politics. She appeared on the scene when she was 23 years old and hung around for 20 years. She is in touch with the heart of our democracy: parliament, ministerial departments as well as the press and information channels. In 1997, she and her team launched a communication agency called Akkanto and became a specialist in public affairs.
In 2008, Marie-Paule Meert had to confront breast cancer; a terrible ordeal which only made her stronger. This experience had an inspirational effect and she published a book of her account: Als je genezen bent, staan we samen op de Empire State Building (When you are better, join me on top of the Empire State Building).
Her political career, her track record as businesswoman and her battle against illness have given Marie-Paule Meert an amazingly strong character. She is a woman with her feet firmly on the ground and is strong and convincing in debates on the hottest issues of the day.