On 1 August 1987, Timmermans was discharged from military service in the Royal Netherlands Army. Frans Timmermans visited Leiden in his native Netherlands, but managed to not mention his own party once. Executive Vice-President of the European Green Deal. Timmermans' profile — he’s a multilingual former foreign minister and the European Socialists & … By pressing “OK” you accept our Cookie Policy. Timmermans was returned to the House of Representatives, being installed on 17 June 2010. There is still work to be done as a matter of urgency but if Turkey sustains the progress made, they can meet the remaining benchmarks. Since 1 December 2019, he is the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Green Deal. He was the lead candidate of the Party of European Socialists (PES) for President of the European Commission in the European election that was held in May 2019.

Timmermans joined the Dutch Civil Service as an officer in the Integration Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in The Hague. Jack Montgomery 9 Feb 2017, 6:04 AM PDT. Timmermans was born on 6 May 1961, in Maastricht, Limburg, to a Roman Catholic family. After the Dutch general election of 2006 the Labour Party, Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and the ChristianUnion (CU) formed a coalition agreement which resulted in the formation of the Cabinet Balkenende IV. In 1998, Frans Timmermans was elected as a member of the House of Representatives for the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA), where he dealt principally with foreign affairs. Timmermans remarried in 2000 to Irene Timmermans; he and his second wife have a son (born 2004) and a daughter (born 2006). This site uses cookies. 1309/2006 privind conferirea Ordinului național Petru Merit în grad de Comandor, Frans Timmermans primește titlul de Doctor Honoris Causa al SNSPA, Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations-European Climate Commission, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frans_Timmermans&oldid=979609185, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Golden Palm Decoration of Honour (Bulgaria, 2018), On 11 March 2019, he was awarded the title, This page was last edited on 21 September 2020, at 18:22. Timmermans represented the House of Representatives, in the Convention on the Future of Europe from March 2002 until July 2003. Timmermans delivered an emotional speech which was widely praised by the international community. Frans Timmermans began his career with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987. Timmermans became Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and was responsible for the co-ordination of government policy towards the European Union, and was conferred the diplomatic title of Minister of European Affairs during international visits. As Executive Vice President Timmermans will be responsible for the European Green Deal. Frans Timmermans began his career with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987. Timmermans moved from this post a year later on 15 March 1995, to become Senior Advisor and Private Secretary to Max van der Stoel, the High Commissioner for National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The Dutch general election of 2012, resulted in the Labour Party and the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy forming a coalition agreement resulting in the formation of the Cabinet Rutte II, and Timmermans being appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, taking office on 5 November 2012. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our use of cookies. After taking part in the junior diplomat training programme, he worked at the European Integration Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow. AMSTERDAM — Frans Timmermans wants a top job in Brussels.