Degrees in Dutch State and Administrative Law, Free University of Amsterdam (1977-1981); European and International Law, University of Amsterdam (1981-1983). Traineeship, European Commission (1984). MEP's assistant, European Parliament (1984-1987). Journalist, NRC/Handelsblad (foreign desk, political desk) (1987-1995). Political editor, De Standaard (1995-1999). Administrator in the offices of Mr Bolkestein, Member of the Commission (1999-2004) and Mr Kallas, Vice-President of the Commission (2004-2007). Reporter on the US presidential elections, New York (2007-2009).
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