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Toine Manders (born on 14 March 1956 in Stiphout) is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

He is a substitute for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Legal Affairs. He is also a member of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China.

In 2009, he rejected as "outrageous" an allegation by a Protestant group that the flag of Europe is a marian symbol, saying that similar symbols were also found in ancient Greece.[1]

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Education

  • 1982: Academy for the Visual Arts
  • 1992: Master's degree in law

Career

  • 1982-1987: Lecturer
  • 1982-1992: Businessman/designer
  • 1992-1999: In practice as a lawyer
  • 1994-1998: Member and VVD group chairman of the Asten Municipal Council
  • 1995-1999: Member of the North Brabant Provincial Council
  • since 1999: Member of the European Parliament
  • since 1992: Advisor, Jazz in Catstown
  • since 2003: Member of the supervisory board of the Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (Comprehensive Cancer Centre South)

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Netherlands)

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