Thijs BERMAN : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Partij van de Arbeid (Netherlands)


  • 30-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Development
  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 16-09-2009 / 29-09-2009 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 30-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 17-06-2010 / 30-06-2011 : Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Development
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Subcommittee on Human Rights


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the European Investment Bank (EIB) – Annual Report 2012  
- ECON_AD(2013)519461 -  
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2011, Section III - Commission  
- DEVE_AD(2013)502101 -  
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth European Development Funds for the financial year 2011  
- DEVE_AD(2013)502096 -  

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups  
- DEVE_AD(2013)519686 -  
OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on granting an EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union  
- ECON_AD(2013)516664 -  
OPINION on the external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy  
- DEVE_AD(2012)480555 -  

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on protection of financial service consumers against usury practices  
- P7_DCL(2013)0017 - Lapsed  
Monika BEŇOVÁ , Vladimír MAŇKA , Richard FALBR , Libor ROUČEK , Claude MORAES , Thijs BERMAN , Eduard KUKAN , Zuzana ROITHOVÁ , Jiří MAŠTÁLKA , Sergej KOZLÍK , Bart STAES  
Date opened : 07-10-2013
Lapse date : 07-01-2014
Number of signatories : 78 - 08-01-2014


Declaration of financial interests