0134/Politics & politicians

Jesse Klaver

a1Jesse Feras Klaver (Roosendaal, May 1, 1986) is a Dutch politician of the Greens. Since 2010 he has been Member of Parliament for the Greens and since May 12, 2015 he is leader of the Greens in Parliament. His father is Moroccan and mother is Dutch of Indian origin. His maternal grandfather played a big role in his upbringing. He spent some time studying Social Work at the Avans Highschool and he followed a circuit to be admitted to the master’s in political science at the University of Amsterdam. He was prematurely stopped the circuit. Klaver presented himself as a supporter of raising the retirement age to 67. On December 1, 2009 he became a member of the Economic and Social Council a2(SER). With his twenty-three years he was the youngest member ever of the SER. In addition to his chairmanship of CNV Youth, he was also a member of the program committee of the Green Left, on the board of the Christian Social Youth Congress and founder of the Copenhagen climate organization Youth Coalition. In 2010, Klaver announced his candidacy as member of parliament for the Greens. Candidates committee recommended giving him a place in the top five on the ballot. The party congress finally put him in seventh place on the list of candidates. The party won 10 seats, so he was elected. He received 2,466 preferential votes. Klaver was in parliament spokesman for social affairs and employment, education and sport. He kept his maiden speech on Higher Education. In 2010, Klaver was nominated for the political talent of the year. For the parliamentary elections in 2012 Klaver was the campaign leader of Greens and he was as number four on the electoral list. He received 3,351 preferential votes. Greens took four seats, one of which was a residual seat, then Clover was elected. In January 2013 Klaver held a TED talk the talk show Pauw & Witteman. This was chosen as the best of a series of five young politicians. He is spokesman finance, agriculture, nature, animal welfare, education, culture and science. Klaver is a member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence, European Affairs, Economic Affairs, Finance, Education, Culture and Science, Government Expenditure, Social Affairs, Health, Welfare and Sport and the method. In 2013 he took the initiative notes “Beautiful the Netherlands” to improve the protection of nature, landscape, flora and fauna with the aim Lutz Jacobi (PvdA) and Stientje van Veldhoven (D66). He also submitted a private member’s bill to reduce food waste by transparency. Klaver in 2013 drew international news with his opposition to tax evasion. In 2014 he released the plan of attack “Opportunities for children vmbo” out. The French economist Thomas Piketty was invited by parliament on the initiative of Klaver in October 2014 for a hearing. Tackling tax avoidance is a priority of Klaver, which he also a1maintains contact with former Greens spin doctor Tom van der Lee, now campaign director of Oxfam Novib. A year later bore Klaver stir with his statements against President Commissioner of ABN AMRO Rik baron of Slingelandt in a round table discussion in parliament on remuneration of top executives in the financial sector that he “did not want to know what kind of universe,” the banker alive . This he said because of Slingelandt defended a recently granted bonus from the top of ABN AMRO. Journalist Fons de Poel called Klaver them in the TV program Focal “snot” and then if its broadcasting no longer present the program. On May 12, 2015 Bram van Ojik announced that Clover succeeded him as party leader. Then he proceeded to bring his first book “The Myth of economism” in which Klaver explains his political idealism and tells how the increasing tendency to reduce every social issue would go against a calculation. In Bestseller 60 increased the book in the second week to place 5. Klaver declared on December 7, 2015 in the television program The World Keeps Turning he’s flexitariër, and eat meat three times a week. According Clover “is meat eating no problem, there is nothing wrong with that, but the extent to which we eat is absurd meat. We should eat less meat all together.”  His second book “The empathic society” Klaver presented  on November 14, 2016. Klaver is married since May 3, 2013 and has two sons.

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