Roel Boumans

Country: Netherlands

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  • Economy
  • Energy
  • Trade

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Biography of Roel Boumans

I was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1963. In 1988 I graduated from Delft University of Technology in Aerospace Engineering and started working for the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. After nine years I left Fokker, moved to Wijchen in the east part of the Netherlands and worked for several other industrial companies, mainly as project manager. I joined the Dutch liberal party VVD in the year 2000 and shortly after that I became active in local politics. In 2010 I have been elected in the town council. In 2013 I have been nominated as candidate for Member of the European Parliament for the VVD, which is part of the ALDE party. I believe in a Europa that strengthens the member countries. The Dutch industry is strong and creates a lot of jobs in the Netherlands. We earn a good living on the Internal Market. Europe should ensure that European products can be manufactured without unnecessary regulations. Europe should ensure that energy for these manufacturing companies is available at a low price and without subsidies that disturb the free market. Europe should ensure thant transport of goods is not hindered by tolls and bureaucracy. Europe should ensure that small- and medium enterprises can develop new products more easily. In short, Europe shall be beneficial for a member country such as the Netherlands. And to accomplish that is my drive as a candidate for the European Parliament.


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