Sunday, September 30, 2007

Piet Dankert
Piet Dankert (January 8, 1934June 21, 2003) was a Dutch politician, a member of the Partij van de Arbeid.
He was first elected to the Tweede Kamer 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 January 19, 1982 to July 24, 1984 [1].
In the third government of Ruud Lubbers (19891994) 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.