Piet Dankert

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Piet Dankert
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13th President of the European Parliament
In office
Preceded by Simone Veil
Succeeded by Pierre Pflimlin
Personal details
Born 8 January 1934
Died 21 June 2003
Political party PvdA, PES

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

He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1968. There he was spokesman for foreign affairs and defence. 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. He subsequently served a second period in the European Parliament, where he devoted himself to working for the accession of Turkey to the European Union.


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