|New Secretary-general in the Parliament
Stephan Thomas succeeds Manfred Beckers
Stephan Thomas is the new head of the administration of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community. He started his new job at the beginning of January 2006 and succeeded Manfred Beckers, the former director of the administration.
Manfred Beckers was the first Secretary-general of the Parliament. He led the administrative works since the very beginning of the Parliament, when it still was called the “Council of the German cultural Community”. As he occupied a most important
administrative position, he could follow up the development of Belgium from a unitarian to a federal state for three decades.
Manfred Beckers gives the
nomination act to Stephan Thomas
The new Secretary-general was the only successful candidate at the exams organized by Selor, the federal examination office for state officers. The Parliament elected him into his new function on December 21st 2006.
Stephan Thomas grew up in Amel; he is 38 years old and achieved the university degree of a master (“licencié”) of law. He directed the department “juridical service, press and information, documentation” for 14 years. Moreover he was responsible for the parliamentary committee “general policy, local authorities, petitions, public funds and cooperation” for a long period of time; later on he became responsible for the committee “supervision of the election expenditures and the communication of the public authorities of the German-speaking Community”.
He published several articles on the constitutional situation of the German-speaking Community.