Eppink, Derk Jan

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Eppink, Derk Jan
Gender male
MEP for Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
Leading employee in New Direction - The Foundation for European Reform

Derk Jan Eppink is vice-president and director of New Direction - The Foundation for European Reform. Since 2009 he is Member of the European Parliament.

Influence fields of Person

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Author in the media sphere

  • http://www.nrc.nl/, NRC Handelsblad, journalist on Southern Africa, later correspondent in Poland and Czechoslovakia

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Interviewed in media sphere

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Employee in politics sphere

Lecturer in academia sphere

Notes on the influence fields

Often people are present in various fields, but there presence can't be connected to specific actors (e.g. it is often senseless to connect the media presence of politicians to particular newspapers). We use this section to document these unspecific, but nonetheless important presences.
Between 2007 and 2009 Eppink worked as a journalist for Dutch and Beligian newspapers in the United States.


  • Strange Neighbours (1998),book on the political and cultural differences between the Netherlands and Belgium
  • Life of a European Mandarin, book on daily life of EU officials
  • Bonfire of Bureaucracy, book on the dangers of autonomous growth of EU officialdom