Piet Dankert

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Piet Dankert
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13th President of the European Parliament
In office
Preceded bySimone Veil
Succeeded byPierre Pflimlin
Personal details
Born8 January 1934
Died21 June 2003 (aged 69)
Political partyPvdA, PES

Pieter "Piet" Dankert (8 January 1934 in Stiens – 21 June 2003 in Perpignan) was a Dutch politician. He was a member of the Labour Party.

From 1968 till 1981 he was a member of the Second Chamber.[1]

In the late 1970s he moved to the European Parliament, and was President of the European Parliament from 19 January 1982 to 24 July 1984.[1]

In the third government of Ruud Lubbers (1989–1994) he was Secretary of State for European matters.

From 1994 till 1999 he was again an MEP.

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