Bart Groothuis

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Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
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Field of expertise: Economics, defence and security


Bart Groothuis graduated from Radboud University Nijmegen in economics and history in 2006, where he was a member of the Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy, and adjunct of ALDE Party member VVD.

His first job, between 2007 and 2009, was as personal assistant of Henk Kamp (VVD), who was then a member of the Dutch House of Representatives. Groothuis joined the Afghanistan team of the Ministry of Defence, where he served as the interim-director of the cyber security bureau from April 2013 until June 2014, when he became the permanent director. Besides, he co-authored the VVD's election program for the 2010 general election.

In February 2020, he became a Member of the European Parliament, sitting on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE). 

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