Martens, Maria (1955–)

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Martens, Maria (1955–)

Dutch politician. Born Jan 8, 1955, in Doetinchem, Netherlands.

Served as secretary, Netherlands Overseas Mission Council (1984–88), study secretary, Association of Catholic Social Organizations (1988–99), and chair, European Forum of National Committees of the Laity (1996–2000); as a member of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats (EPP), elected to 5th European Parliament (1999–2004).