Hans Blokland (politician)

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Johannes (Hans) Blokland (born 5 March 1943 in Oegstgeest, South Holland) is a former Dutch politician and former Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the ChristianUnion, former treasurer of the Independence and Democracy group, and former vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

He is also a former member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, a former substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism, a former member of the delegation to the EUArmenia, EU–Azerbaijan and EU–Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, a former member of the delegation to the EU–Kazakhstan, EU–Kyrgyzstan and EU–Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia, and a former substitute for the delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China.


  • Higher degree in economics (1970)
  • Doctorate in economics (1976)
  • Researcher, Netherlands Economic Institute (1969–1976)
  • Lecturer, Erasmus University (1971–1988)
  • Head of the planning department, National Land Use Planning Agency (1976–1980)
  • Head of the research department, Central Statistical Office (1980–1982)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Foreigners, Ministry of Justice (1987–2000)
  • Vice-Chairman of the GPV local party (1973–1974)
  • Member of the executive, GPV provincial party (1976–1977)
  • provincial chairman, GPV (1977–1981)
  • Member of the GPV administrative committee (1978–1984)
  • Chairman of the GPV (1984–1994)
  • Member of the Capelle aan den IJssel Municipal Council (1974–1994)
  • Alderman of Capelle aan den IJssel (1982–1986)
  • Member of the South Holland Provincial Council (1982–1995)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1994–2009)
  • Co-Chairman of the EDN Group (1997–1999)
  • Co-Chairman of the EDD Group (1999–2004)
  • Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of the IND/DEM Group (?–2009)


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