Frits Bolkestein

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Frits Bolkestein
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European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services
In office
15 September 1999 – 22 November 2004
PresidentRomano Prodi
Preceded byMario Monti
Succeeded byCharlie McCreevy
Party Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
In office
1 May 1990 – 30 July 1998
Preceded byJoris Voorhoeve
Succeeded byHans Dijkstal
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives
In office
1 May 1990 – 30 July 1998
Preceded byJoris Voorhoeve
Succeeded byHans Dijkstal
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989 – 21 September 1999
Minister of Defence
In office
24 September 1988 – 7 November 1989
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byPiet Bukman
Succeeded byRelus ter Beek
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 June 1986 – 24 September 1988
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
In office
5 November 1982 – 14 July 1986
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byWim Dik
Succeeded byEnneüs Heerma
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 January 1978 – 5 November 1982
Personal details
Born
Frederik Bolkestein

(1933-04-04) 4 April 1933 (age 86)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s)Femke Boersma
Children3 children and 1 stepchild
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materOregon State University
(Bachelor of Arts)
University of Amsterdam
(Master of Arts)
London School of Economics (Bachelor of Science)
Leiden University
(Master of Laws)
University of Bradford
(Honorary degree)
OccupationPolitician, author, professor
WebsiteOfficial site

Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfreːdərɪk frɪdz ˈbɔlkəstɛi̯n]  ( listen); born 4 April 1933) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 January 1978, until 5 November 1982.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biografie: Frits Bolkestein" (in Dutch). Nova. 25 September 2003. Retrieved 2 March 2008.

Other websites[change | change source]

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