Maij-Weggen, Hanja (1943–)

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Maij-Weggen, Hanja (1943–)

Dutch politician. Name variations: Johanna R.H. Maij-Weggen. Born Dec 29, 1943, in Emmen, Netherlands; attended AZVU nurses school, Amstelveen; studied social pedagogy at Amersterdam Municipal University.

Member of Dutch delegation to UN (1977–78); as a member of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats (EPP), elected to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th European Parliament (EP, 1979–86, 1986–90, 1990–94, 1994–99, 1999–2004); served as vice-chair of the EPP Group in the EP (1986–89) and minister of Transport and Public Works (1989–94). Awarded European Schuman medal (1989); named Knight of the Order of the Netherlands (1994).

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