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Ton VAN-LIEROP Spokesperson of Vice-President Günter Verheugen, European Commission, Brussels


1977-1984 HAVO and Atheneum-A, highest level Dutch secondary education, Eindhoven, Netherlands 1984-1985 PABO, Dutch teacher training course, Eindhoven, Netherlands 1985-1988 Academy for Journalism and Communication, Tilburg, Netherlands 1988-1989 Dagblad De Limburger, Dutch regional daily, Maastricht and Sittard, foreign and home news desk junior editor and regional reporter, after internship in 1987 1990-1991 Omroep Brabant, regional radio station, Eindhoven, Netherlands, producer, reporter and presenter regional news 1991-1994 Arnhemse Courant, Dutch regional daily, Arnhem, business and labour relations reporter, working for GPD, syndicate of Dutch regional dailies, as specialist on AkzoNobel and chemical industry in general as well 1994-1995 ANP, Dutch national (privately owned) press agency, Amsterdam, business and finance reporter, mainly covering stock markets, Shell/oil industry and food industry 1996-2006 ANP, Brussels correspondent, covering EU/NATO/Belgium, mainly reporting on financial affairs, justice and home affairs and defence/NATO since 2006 Spokesman Enterprise & Industry and spokesman Vice President Günter Verheugen, European Commission