Piet Dankert

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Piet Dankert
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Piet Dankert in 1963
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
In office
7 November 1989 – 16 July 1994
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byBerend-Jan van
Voorst tot Voorst
Succeeded byMichiel Patijn
President of the European Parliament
In office
19 January 1982 – 24 July 1984
Preceded bySimone Veil
Succeeded byPierre Pflimlin
Member of the European Parliament
In office
19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
In office
17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Parliamentary groupGroup of the Party of
European Socialists

(1994–1999)
Socialist Group
(1979–1989)
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
6 February 1968 – 10 June 1981
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Personal details
Born
Pieter Dankert

(1934-01-08)8 January 1934
Stiens, Netherlands
Died21 June 2003(2003-06-21) (aged 69)
Perpignan, France
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1957)
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Education)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Teacher · Lobbyist

Pieter "Piet" Dankert (8 January 1934 – 21 June 2003) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).

Dankert was born in Stiens. Dankert applied at the University of Amsterdam in June 1951 majoring in Education obtaining an Bachelor of Education degree in July 1953. Dankert worked as a civics teacher at a Lyceum in Gorinchem from February 1960 until May 1963. Dankert worked as a researcher at the Koos Vorrink Institute from May 1963 until August 1971 and served as Director from September 1965 until August 1971. Dankert served on the Labour Party Executive Board from September 1965 until February 1968.

Dankert became a Member of the House of Representatives after Harry Peschar was appointed as President of the Court of Audit, taking office on 6 February 1968 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Defence and deputy spokesperson for European Affairs, Benelux Union and NATO. Dankert was elected as a Member of the European Parliament and dual served in those positions, taking office on 17 July 1979. In February 1981 Dankert announced that he wouldn't stand for the election of 1981 but wanted to remain in the European Parliament and he continued to serve until the end of the parliamentary term on 10 June 1981. Dankert served as President of the European Parliament from 19 January 1982 until 24 July 1984. Dankert also served as a distinguished professor of European integration at the University of Amsterdam from 1 August 2009 until 7 November 1989. After the election of 1989 Dankert was appointed as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet Lubbers III, taking office on 7 November 1989. In March 1994 Dankert announced that he wouldn't stand for the election of 1994 but wanted to return to the European Parliament. Dankert returned as a Member of the European Parliament after the European Parliamentary election of 1994, he resigned as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs on 16 July 1994 and was installed as a Member of the European Parliament, serving from 19 July 1994 until 20 July 1999.

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.

Decorations[edit]

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 30 April 1980
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Grand Officer BAR.png Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 8 October 1994
BEL Order of Leopold II - Grand Officer BAR.png Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II Belgium 1 August 1996

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Official
Political offices
Preceded by President of the European Parliament
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Preceded by State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
1989–1994
Succeeded by