Derk Jan Eppink

Derk Jan Eppink is senior fellow at the London Policy Center; an American think tank on foreign policy and defense. He became senior fellow Europe. In the framework of his think tank, Eppink provides briefings to members of the US Congress and their staff.

In March 2015, he published he published his book ‘Empire of little kings’ on the European elites in general and the European Parliament in particular.

He was Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) parliamentary group. He started his career as a journalist, first in Holland then in Belgium. He was Member of Cabinet for European Commissioners Bolkestein (1999–2004) and Kallas (2004–2007). In 2009, he was elected to the European Parliament as a Dutchman running for a party in Belgium.