|Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives|
|Assumed office |
13 June 2010
|Born||30 January 1987 (age 33)|
|Alma mater||University of Antwerp|
Kristof Calvo y Castañer (born 30 January 1987 in Rumst) is a Belgian politician. He is a member of the Flemish left-wing green party. At the moment he is a federal representative. Since 2014, Calvo is parliamentary group leader of Groen in the federal Chamber of Representatives. Since January 2013, he has been a councillor in Mechelen.
Calvo was born in Rumst to a Spanish Catalan father, himself born in Barcelona but who migrated to Belgium with his family in 1960, and a Belgian mother. At home the family spoke Dutch and Kristof declared to the Barcelona's newspaper La Vanguardia in 2010 that he doesn't have enough vocabulary to speak Spanish and Catalan. He doesn't have the Spanish nationality. In 2010, at the age of 23, he became the youngest direct-elected representative in Belgian history.
During the controversy over the Belgian federal government's attitude towards the 2017 Spanish constitutional crisis, Kristof Calvo took a moderate attitude: condemnation of the violences by the Spanish police against Catalans but pleading for a dialogue between Madrid and the Catalans.
- Beatriz Navarro, "El diputado más joven del nuevo Parlamento belga es fanático del Barça", La Vanguardia, 17 June 2010
- RTBF. "Kristof Calvo (Groen!), plus jeune parlementaire de l’histoire". 14 June 2010. Retrieved on 9 May 2013.
- Belga, "Crombez: "Dit is een diplomatiek probleem dat je niet kan afdoen met nietszeggende verklaringen"", De Morgen, 31 October 2017
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