Bas Belder

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Bas Belder
Member of the European Parliament
In office
13 June 1999 – 2 July 2019
Personal details
Bastiaan Belder

(1946-10-25) 25 October 1946 (age 77)
Ridderkerk, South Holland, Netherlands
Political party Dutch
Reformed Political Party
European Conservatives and Reformists
Alma materUtrecht University

Bastiaan "Bas" Belder (born 25 October 1946) is a Dutch politician and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands.[1] He is a member of the Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij, part of the European Conservatives and Reformists.[2][3]

He sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was a substitute for the Committee on Agriculture. Furthermore he was vice-chairman of the delegation for the relations between the European Parliament and Israel and chairman of the European Parliament Working Group on Human Dignity.

In the 2019 European Parliament election he was succeeded by Bert-Jan Ruissen.



  • 1969–1984: Secondary school teacher (Rotterdam)
  • 1984–1999: Foreign editor/commentator Reformatorisch Dagblad (Apeldoorn)
  • 1999–2019: Member of the European Parliament
  • 1999–2004: First Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 2009–2014: Chairman of the Delegation for the relations with Israel
  • 2014–2019: Vice-Chairman of the Delegation for the relations with Israel

Personal life[edit]

Bas Belder is married and has three children. He is a member of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ News, Taiwan (2019-05-29). "【Exclusive】MEP criticizes China's human rights record, calls Taiwan beacon of hope | Taiwan News | 2019-05-29 20:50:00". Taiwan News. Retrieved 2021-11-23. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ "8th parliamentary term | Bas BELDER | MEPs | European Parliament". Retrieved 2021-11-23.
  3. ^ "The role of Christian communities in a new Middle East - EU monitor". Retrieved 2021-11-23.

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