Frits Bolkestein

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Person.png Frits Bolkestein   Powerbase Website WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornFrederik Bolkestein
4 April 1933
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materOregon State University, University of Amsterdam, London School of Economics, Leiden University
Children3 children and 1 stepchild
SpouseFemke Boersma
Member ofMont Pelerin Society
Quad Bilderberger Dutch Defence minister, mentor of Geert Wilders

Employment.png European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
15 September 1999 - 22 November 2004
Succeeded byCharlie McCreevy

Employment.png President of the Liberal International

In office
15 April 1996 - 18 April 2000
Preceded byDavid Steel
Attended the 1996 Bilderberg and 3 later ones

Employment.png Minister of Defence of the Netherlands

In office
24 September 1988 - 7 November 1989
Later attended 4 Bilderbergs

Employment.png Netherlands/Undersecretary for Foreign Trade

In office
5 November 1982 - 14 July 1986

Employment.png Undersecretary for Economic Affairs

In office
4 November 1982 - 14 July 1986
Serving with Piet van Zeil

Employment.png Member of the House of Representatives

In office
14 September 1989 - 21 September 1999

Employment.png Member of the House of Representatives

In office
3 June 1986 - 24 September 1988

Employment.png Member of the House of Representatives

In office
16 January 1978 - 4 November 1982

Frits Bolkestein was a panelist for the discussion about Corporate Governance: Does Capitalism Need Fixing? at the 2002 Bilderberg.[1]


Related Quotation

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy“Anyone that can't efface themselves for support of the liberal vision, can bugger off. There have been hassles ever since Bolkestein left. Look what happened with Van Aarsten and Zalm. This is the line. I'll not hesitate to throw anyone out of the party if needed.”Mark Rutte2007


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/199630 May 19962 June 1996Canada
The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Westfields Marriott
The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France
Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests
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