Participating Members

Wim Kok

Prime Minister of the Netherlands
(1994-2002)

Mr. Kok was advisor to the President of the European Commission (1985-1986), deputy chairman of the Socialist International (1989-2002), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1986-1994) in Ruud Lubbers’ government. He succeeded the latter in 1994 serving until 2002. From May till November 2004, he was chairman of the High Level Group on the Lisbon Strategy, in charge of carrying out an independent analysis of European growth and employment, commissioned by the European Commission and European Council. He serves as President of the Club de Madrid since January 1, 2010.

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