Jesse Klaver

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Jesse Klaver

Jesse Feras Klaver (born 1 May 1986) is a Dutch politician serving as a member of the House of Representatives since 2010 and Leader of GroenLinks since 2015. Prior to this, he chaired the youth union of the Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond from 2009 to 2010.


  • Those who are fleeing war and violence are entitled to protection and shelter. [...] We want to govern, but not at any price. We want to create change. And to always continue seeing the people behind the policy.
    • a statement on Facebook after the fall of coalition talks, quoted by Deutsche Welle
  • What I would say to all my leftwing friends in Europe: don’t try to fake the populace. Stand for your principles. Be straight. Be pro-refugee. Be pro-European. We’re gaining momentum in the polls. And I think that’s the message we have to send to Europe. You can stop populism.
    • a statement during electoral campaign in 2017, quoted by The Guardian

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