Marietje Schaake (@MarietjeSchaake) has served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009.
She is the ALDE Coordinator on the International Trade committee (INTA) and the spokesperson on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Marietje additionally serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), where she focuses on strengthening Europe as a global player. She focusses on the EU’s neighbourhood policy, notably Turkey, Iran, North Africa and the broader Middle East. In the subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) she speaks on human rights and coordinates the monthly human rights resolutions for the European liberals. In her work she has sought to include digital freedoms in EU foreign policy.
Furthermore, Schaake serves as Vice-President of the delegation for relations with the United States, and as a substitute member on the delegation for Iran as well as on the delegation for the Arab peninsula.
Marietje has pushed for completing Europe’s digital single market and for copyright reform. She is strongly committed to an open internet in discussions about internet governance and digital (human) rights. She is the founder of the digital agenda caucus in European Parliament.
In addition to her parliamentary work, Marietje Schaake is, amongst others, Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and a WEF Young Global Leader in the class of 2014. She serves as vice-president of the supervisory board of Free Press Unlimited.