: Peter van Dalen
Country: The Netherlands
Peter van Dalen is a Dutch politician and civil servant: he is a member of the ChristenUnie party and a Member of the European Parliament. He worked in the House of Representatives in The Netherlands as a staff member for Meindert Leerling, being responsible for health policy. He became a senior policy officer for Leen van der Waal, a Member of the European Parliament on a joint RPF/GPV/SGP ticket in 1984. In 1989, van Dalen joined the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, dealing with the then-European Economic Community (EEC). From 1990 to 2009, van Dalen has held increasingly senior positions in the Ministry, reaching the position of Superintendent-Director of the Inspectorate of Transport and Public Works. From 1994 to 1998, Van Dalen has been a member of the municipal council of Houten for the combined fraction of RPF/GPV and also leader of this fraction.
At the end of February 2009, van Dalen was designated leader for the 2009 European elections of the ChristianUnion. During this term, Van Dalen was vice-chairman of the Committee on Transport and Tourism in the European Parliament. In 2014 van Dalen has been re-elected as member of the European Parliament where he is a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, Committee on Fisheries and of the Delegation for relations with India. Furthermore he is a substitute in the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia.