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  • Mr Bart Groothuis
    MEP, EIF Member


Bart Groothuis is a member of the European Parliament on behalf of the Dutch People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), which is part of the liberal political group Renew Europe. He is a member of the Industry, Research and Energy committee and a substitute member for the committee Security and Defence. In parliament, he focuses on cybersecurity, especially in his role as Rapporteur of the NIS II Directive, the energy transition and disinformation & foreign interference. Before Bart became member of the European Parliament in February 2020, he was head cybersecurity for the Dutch Ministry of Defence.