Country: Netherlands
  • BRU:
    ASP 08E206 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845434
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849434
  • STR:
    LOW T09036 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175434
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179434
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Coordinator - Regional Development
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Christen Democratisch Appèl
  • Member - Brazil
  • Member - Eurolat
  • Member - Mercosur
  • Member - Regional Development
  • Substitute - ACP
  • Substitute - Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1953. Brabant, Zeeland. Degrees in Geography and History, Tilburg University, and in Social Geography from Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen). Worked for Province of Gelderland and NCB (Farmers Union). Member, local council (1978-1982). Member, Noord-Brabant regional council (1982-2003). Member, provincial government (1991-2003). Vice-President, Assembly of European Regions, Strasbourg. Member, Dutch delegations in Congress for Local and Regional Authorities in Europe (Vice-President of Institutional Committee) and Committee of the Regions. President, Dutch Epilepsy Fund; of «Smart Homes» Foundation (National Centre of Domotics and Innovation); Perspekt Institute for Dutch Quality Standards in the Care Sector; and of «Alive» European Challenge to Ageing.President of the 'Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) (since 2004-2009). MEP since 2004.



Business Team In Office Meeting
30.11.2016 - 11:31

European Structural & Investment Funds are key for growth

We can do even better to create more positive impact on our Member States' economies with the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). That's why the EPP Group wants to put more emphasis on investments in our shared objectives, apply...
Stack of hands
07.07.2016 - 12:28

Keeping Europe together: synergies between investment and grant schemes

In light of the upcoming mid-term review of the EU budget and EU policies, the European Parliament has adopted a Resolution on synergies between Horizon 2020, European Structural and Investment Funds, and other European support schemes. EPP Group co...
steel factory
26.04.2013 - 12:15

CDA op bezoek bij Fokker en Damen

  De CDA-delegatie in het Europees Parlement bezocht vrijdag 26 april Fokker Technologies - specialist in bouw en onderhoud van vliegtuig(onderdelen) - en Damen Shipyards Group in Papendrecht en Gorinchem. De vliegtuig- en scheepsbouw...

Press releases

Fiber Optic cables
06.06.2018 - 08:24

New telecoms rules: no more excessive fees, faster internet

“The roll out of very fast fibre networks in the EU Member States is crucial for delivering better and faster internet and 5G mobile networks for people and businesses. The new co-investment...
Pins in map
06.10.2016 - 13:30

Групата на ЕНП за политиката на сближаване

Политиката на сближаване (кохезионната политика) е ключовият инструмент на Европейския съюз за инвестиции в реалната икономика, за създаването на работни места и постигането на растеж в регионите....
Pins in map
06.10.2016 - 12:19

EPP Group sets out position on the future of cohesion policy

Cohesion policy is the EU’s key instrument for investment in the real economy, promoting jobs and growth across all EU regions. The EPP Group adopted its position paper on the future of...



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