Ben Knapen

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Ben Knapen

Hubertus Petrus Maria "Ben" Knapen (born 6 January 1951 in Kaatsheuvel) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). Since 9 June 2015, he has been a member of the Senate.

Knapen was the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the first Rutte cabinet, serving from 14 October 2010 to 5 November 2012. His portfolio comprised European Union matters, as well as international aid.[1] Also, he is on the advisory board of OMFIF where he is regularly involved in meetings regarding the financial and monetary system.


  1. ^ (Dutch) Ben Knapen Archived December 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Christian Democratic Appeal