Eric Defoort


Age: 73

Belgian politician and president of the European Free Alliance who became a pioneer of the Flemish nationalist party when he was elected as the new EFA president during the 2010 EFA General Assembly in Venice, Italy in a position he held for four years, and who was also a co-founder of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) separatist party that became a full EFA member in 2010.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: June 27, 1943

Died: December 17, 2016

Brussels, Belgium