Maurits Coppieters (14 mai 1920, Saint-Nicolas - 11 novembre 2005, Deinze) était un homme politique belge.Coppieters a étudié l'histoire et le droit. Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il a émergé comme un objecteur de conscience aux travaux. Il est devenu une autorité morale dans le Mouvement flamand d'après-guerre. Il fut Président du Vlaamse Volksbeweging (VVB) de 1957 à 1963.Coppieters déploya sa carrière politique à la Volksunie.

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  • Maurits Coppieters (14 mai 1920, Saint-Nicolas - 11 novembre 2005, Deinze) était un homme politique belge.Coppieters a étudié l'histoire et le droit. Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il a émergé comme un objecteur de conscience aux travaux. Il est devenu une autorité morale dans le Mouvement flamand d'après-guerre. Il fut Président du Vlaamse Volksbeweging (VVB) de 1957 à 1963.Coppieters déploya sa carrière politique à la Volksunie. En 1996, il fonde avec Norbert De Batselier le mouvement Sienjaal, en vue d'une combinaison de toutes les forces progressistes en Flandre. Commissaire de l'Alliance des scouts catholiques (VVKS) Membre de la Chambre des représentants de Belgique (1965-1971) Sénateur (1971-1979) Député européen (1979-1981) Président du Conseil de la Communauté culturelle néerlandaise (1977-1979), le précurseur du Parlement flamand.Il est le fondateur du Centre Maurits Coppieters.
  • Maurits Coppieters (Sint-Niklaas, 14 mei 1920 - Deinze, 11 november 2005) was een Vlaams politicus voor de in 2001 ontbonden politieke partij, de Volksunie.
  • Maurits Coppieters (14 May 1920 – 11 November 2005), Flemish politician for the Volksunie, member of the Belgian Chamber (1965–71), the Belgian Senate (1971–1979) and the European Parliament (1979–81).The Fleming Maurits Coppieters studied history and later became a Doctor of Laws and obtained a master’s degree in East European studies. During the Second World War, he refused to work for the German occupier. After many years as a teacher, he worked as a lawyer for a while. He was one of the people who re-established the Vlaamse Volksbeweging (Flemish People’s Movement), of which he was the President from 1957-1963.Coppieters’ political career began when he became a member of the Volksunie (VU) which was formed in 1954. With the exception of two years, Coppieters was a member of the Town Council during the period between 1964 and 1983. He was also elected as a member of the Chamber (1965–1971) and as a member of the Senate (1971–1979). At the same time, Coppieters was the President of the VU in the newly formed “Cultuurraad voor de Nederlandstalige Cultuurgemeenschap” (Cultural Council for the Dutch-speaking Community, later the Flemish Parliament), of which he became the President when the VU formed part of the government. In 1979, Coppieters was elected during the first direct elections of the European Parliament.As a regionalist, he became a member of the Group for Technical Coordination and Defence of Independent Groupings and Members in the European Parliament (TCDI). Among other things, he made a name for himself when he championed the cause of the Corsicans. In the meantime, Coppieters also played a pioneering role in the formation of the European Free Alliance, of which he became the Honorary President and in whose expansion he continued to play a role, even after he said farewell to active politics in 1981. In that year, Jaak Vandemeulebroucke succeeded him in the European Parliament. In 1996, Coppieters joined forces with De Batselier to promote “Het Sienjaal”, a text which was written with a view to achieving political revival beyond the party boundaries. Coppieters died on November 11, 2005.Among other things, Coppieters was the author of: Het jaar van de Klaproos; Ik was een Europees Parlementslid; De Schone en het Beest. He is Honorary member of the EFA.His biography consisting of a number of articles by people who've known Maurice in his different functions was presented in the Flemish Parliament on November 10, 2009, 4 years after his death. It bears the title "Het Laatste Jaar van de Klaproos".
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  • Maurits Coppieters (14 mai 1920, Saint-Nicolas - 11 novembre 2005, Deinze) était un homme politique belge.Coppieters a étudié l'histoire et le droit. Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il a émergé comme un objecteur de conscience aux travaux. Il est devenu une autorité morale dans le Mouvement flamand d'après-guerre. Il fut Président du Vlaamse Volksbeweging (VVB) de 1957 à 1963.Coppieters déploya sa carrière politique à la Volksunie.
  • Maurits Coppieters (Sint-Niklaas, 14 mei 1920 - Deinze, 11 november 2005) was een Vlaams politicus voor de in 2001 ontbonden politieke partij, de Volksunie.
  • Maurits Coppieters (14 May 1920 – 11 November 2005), Flemish politician for the Volksunie, member of the Belgian Chamber (1965–71), the Belgian Senate (1971–1979) and the European Parliament (1979–81).The Fleming Maurits Coppieters studied history and later became a Doctor of Laws and obtained a master’s degree in East European studies. During the Second World War, he refused to work for the German occupier. After many years as a teacher, he worked as a lawyer for a while.
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