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Mr Caspar Van den BERG (Netherlands, ALDE)

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People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)

Senate - Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal
NL - 2500 EA - The Hague

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 25/04/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 25/04/2022 Substitute - Netherlands

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 23/06/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Jeroen Van WIJNGAARDEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2023 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Roelien KAMMINGA (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 20/06/2022 to 08/09/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Margreet De BOER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 20/06/2022 to 10/10/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Margreet De BOER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 23/01/2023 to 24/06/2023)


Last speeches

22/06/2023 | 18:28:37 Dear Chair, First of all, many thanks to rapporteur Mr Paul GAVAN for his excellent work on the report. The Dutch liberal party acknowledges that conflicts between two states that are both member states of the Council of Europe are sensitive issues in this house. The Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict is one of them. Yet, at this moment, when the humanitarian situation affecting the people of Nagorno-Karabakh is dire, my party strongly supports the need for this conflict to be addressed in this... 22/06/2023 | 16:20:35 Dear Chair, The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe wants to express its heartfelt gratitude to the rapporteurs of today’s debate, Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS and Ms Linda Hofstad HELLELAND. They have done an impressive job working on a topic that is, or should be, the highest priority to everyone here at the Council of Europe, namely Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Thousands of civilians have been killed alongside the tens of thousands of Ukrainian military who have died... 24/01/2023 | 19:18:07 Thank you, Mr President. I would like to start by complimenting our rapporteur, Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for her excellent work and on a very strong, to-the-point and timely report. It is a very great importance that our heads of state and government come together to reaffirm their continued commitment to liberal representative democracy bound by the rule of law and to human rights in a rule-based multilateral international order. The brutal aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine is... 23/06/2022 | 11:27:00 Mister Chair, Esteemed colleagues, The downing of flight MH17 on Thursday 17 July 2014 was a catastrophic event that took the lives of 298 innocent people and has inflicted wounds in the lives of so many more. It is an event that remains very vivid and painful in the collective memory of the Dutch people. Next to Dutch victims there were many Malaysian, Australian, Indonesian, British, Belgian and German citizens among the passengers and crew. In light of this, I’m humbled to express my...