Klaas de Vries

Klaas de Vries (1943) is a member of the PvdA party in the Dutch Senate and has been so since June 12, 2007. He is also chairman of the Center for Labor Relations. Previously, Mr. deVries was a member of Parliament (in the periods 1973-1988 and 2002-2006), Chief Executive of the Association of Dutch Municipalities, Chairman of the Social – Economic Council, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and Minister of Interior and Kingdom Relations. Between 2007 and 2011, Mr. De Vries was deputy vice chairman of the Senate. Furthermore, Mr. de  Vries was a professor at the University of Nijmegen. In the Senate, Mr. de Vries is particularly involved in European affairs.