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Frans Timmermans Website

Franciscus Cornelis Gerardus Maria “Frans” Timmermans is a Dutch politician and diplomat who currently serves as the First Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Commissioner for the portfolio of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Juncker Commission from 1 November 2014. Timmermans previously served in the Dutch Civil Service (1987–1998), as member of the House of Representatives for the Labour Party (1998–2007; 2010–2012), Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs charged with European Affairs (2007–2010), and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012–2014).