Welcome. Here I share the work I have been doing since I was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 for the D66 political party from The Netherlands. My work focuses on trade, international relations and technology.

I look forward to continuing discussing the role of Europe in the world, as well as on the opportunities and threats that new technologies bring, with the goal to foster as much freedom to as many individuals as possible.

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  • Earlier this week, there was commotion on Twitter over a spreadsheet that was said to show that the most important aim of the American negotiators on the trans-Atlantic Trade and […]

    TTIP and cosmetics: a fact-check

    Earlier this week, there was commotion on Twitter over a spreadsheet that was said to show that the most important aim of the American negotiators on the trans-Atlantic Trade and […]