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Hans van den Broek Biography
Hans van den Broek (born 11 December 1936 in Paris) is a Dutch politician.

He is most known for being a Netherlands minister of the foreign affairs between 1982 and 1993, when he took a job as a member of the European Commission.

Hans Van Den Broek started his career as a lawyer. He joined the Katholieke Volkspartij (KVP) and was member of the municipality council of Rheden between 1970 and 1974. Between 1976 and 1981 he was member of Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the Dutch parliament, as representative of KVP and later of the Christen-Democratisch Appèl (CDA).

He was Netherlands minister for foreign affairs in Ruud Lubbers governments three times and was in 1991 one of the EU negotiators in Brioni Agreement that ended ten day war in Slovenia. On 6 January 1993 he became member of the European Commission and has been once again charged for the foreign relations, especially the Enlargement of the European Union. He remained on that position until March 1999, when he retired from European politics.

Hans van den Broek is nowadays president of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael) and president of the Radio Netherlands.

Hans van den Broek is married and has two daughters, one of them is Marilène van den Broek, the wife of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven.
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