Maria Bertha Charlotte (Mieke) Vogels (born 20 April 1954) Belgian politician from Flanders in the environmentalist party Groen!.[1]

Mieke Vogels
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Member of the
Flemish Parliament
Assumed office
13 June 2004 (7 June 2009)
Chairwoman of Groen!
In office
10 November 2007 – 25 October 2009
Preceded byVera Dua
Succeeded byWouter Van Besien
Member of Parliament
(Chamber of Representatives)
In office
18 May 2003 – 6 July 2004
Flemish minister of Well-being, Health and Equal Opportunities and Development Cooperation
In office
3 July 2002 – 26 May 2003
Flemish minister of Well-being, Health and Equal Opportunities
In office
13 July 1999 – 3 July 2002
Member of Parliament
In office
13 June 1999 – 13 July 1999
Personal details
Born (1954-04-20) 20 April 1954 (age 65)
Political partyAgalev/Groen!
ResidenceAntwerp (Deurne)
Alma materUniversity of Antwerp
WebsiteOfficial website


In 1978, Vogels earned a master's degree in Political and Social Sciences from the University Institution Antwerp (present University of Antwerp).

Political careerEdit

She quit as minister after her party Agalev was heavily defeated in the federal parliament elections of May 2003. She was succeeded by her fellow party member Adelheid Byttebier.

In October 2006 she was elected for the city council of Antwerp, as well as for the district council of Deurne. From 2007 on, she could only accept one of those mandates, and therefore she chose to continue in the district council.

In November 2007, she was elected as chairwoman of the party Groen!, where she succeeded Vera Dua.

After the elections for the Flemish Parliament in June 2009, her party had to deal with another disappointing outcome. Mieke Vogels decided to give up her position as chairwoman so that a younger generation could take over the lead. She was succeeded by Wouter Van Besien in October 2009. Vogels continues her work as member of the Flemish Parliament till the next elections in Belgium.


  • Vogels, Mieke. De rekening van de verzuiling (in Dutch). Lannoo Publishers. ISBN 9789401416788.


  1. ^ Agency, Central Intelligence (2009). The CIA World Factbook 2010. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. pp. 69–. ISBN 9781602397279. Retrieved 5 March 2016.