Neelie Kroes

Dutch politician, member of the Liberal Party (VVD). Kroes was a Member of Parliament for the VVD in the ’70s, and later on became Secratry of State for the Department of Traffic. From 1982 to 1989,she was Minister of Traffic and Water Management. She was the European Commissioner for Competition f2004-2010), and European Commissioner for Digitalization and Informations (2010-2014).

Kroes has been discredited several times due to a conflict of interest.


Lobby researcher: ‘The Kroes case shows superbly how the system is failing’

Peter Teffer

Peter Teffer

Emilia Korkea-aho investigates the 'revolving door': politicians and senior officials who become lobbyists, and vice versa. As a result of the revelations about former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes’ lobbying for Uber, the little-known Brussels committee that the Finnish professor investigates has suddenly drawn attention. This is not necessarily conducive to her research.