On 1 October 2020, Alexander De Croo took the oath as Prime Minister. The De Croo I government is made up of Socialists, Liberals, Christian Democrats and Greens – the four largest political groups in the country.
As Minister of Finance, Alexander De Croo faced Belgium’s biggest post-war health and economic crisis. Together with the Eurogroup, he set out a framework for a major European recovery package. In his own country, Alexander De Croo led financial efforts to support individuals and businesses as much as possible during this difficult period.
Alexander De Croo was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services in the Michel I government. As Minister of Development Cooperation, he focused on strengthening human rights and promoting local economic growth in partner countries. With the Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services portfolio, Alexander De Croo aimed to maximise the economic potential of the digital economy. During this period, he also published the book ‘The Age of Women’, a plea for a pro-active approach to equal rights for women and men.