SGP, The Netherlands
Bert-Jan Ruissen has been working for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality for 19 years. He has represented The Netherlands in the EU Council in working groups and committees of DG AGRI. Ruissen has been the SGP representative in the city council of Krimpen aan den Ijssel, his hometown.
In the European Parliament, he is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
He believes that Biblical principles are beneficial for the society at large, is critical of the increasing concentration of power in Brussels and is a strong advocate for a well-functioning single market, sustainable agriculture, better relations with Israel and wants to fight modern slavery and oppression.
Mr. Ruissen is married, has 4 children and enjoys playing the organ in his spare time.