Country: Netherlands
  • BRU:
    ASP 08E209 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845560
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849560
  • STR:
    LOW T09032 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 177560
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179560
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Terrorism
  • Vice-Chair - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Christen Democratisch Appèl
  • Member - Employment and Social Affairs
  • Substitute - Central Asia, Mongolia
  • Substitute - Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Curriculum vitae

Graduated with a Master’s in European Studies at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands in 2008 and started working in the European Parliament as a policy assistant in the Dutch Christian Democrat delegation of the EPP Group. His work focussed mainly on foreign affairs and social affairs & employment.

MEP since 2014.



two police officers doing a traffic control
22.10.2018 - 15:33

New Schengen Information System will track criminals and illegally-staying persons regardless of national borders

How can we effectively find criminals and terrorists in a Union without internal border checks? How are we able to enforce our rules and decisions on migrants that are obliged to return to their countries of origin, if we are not able to monitor...

Press releases

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15.10.2018 - 14:45

One European search portal to combine all security databases

Should police and border guards be able to quickly find what they need on escaped criminals in a one-stop-shop portal connecting data from all EU security and border control information systems? This...
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island
25.04.2018 - 12:01

Clear asylum rules guarantee protection for those in need

The common procedure for granting asylum in the European Union - voted upon today in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee - is a step forward to ensure a fair and efficient asylum...
two police officers doing a traffic control
06.11.2017 - 14:00

Information on terrorists for law enforcement in all EU

Improvements in the Schengen Information System which will guarantee more security in Europe without internal borders will be voted on today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil...



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