Hans van Baalen
Hans van Baalen

Hans van Baalen is a veteran Dutch parliamentarian who now leads the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) delegation in the European Parliament with a special focus on foreign affairs and defense.

As president of the of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Mr. Van Baalen works with democratic parties to promote liberal values across the continent.

After serving as Deloitte’s Director of Public Relations, Mr. Van Baalen entered the Dutch parliament in 1999 and the European Parliament in 2009. He served as President of Liberal International from 2009 until 2014.

For his defense of liberal ideas, Mr. Van Baalen has been bestowed with awards from many countries including Germany, Chile, and Ukraine.