GroenLinks Members of the European Parliament

GroenLinks, the Dutch Green delegation in the European Parliament, is represented by two Members of Parliament (MEPs)

European collaboration

GroenLinks is a member of the European Green Party (EGP). The MEPs of EGP-member parties are part of the parliamentary group of the European Greens and the European Free Alliance (EFA) in the European Parliament.

Bas Eickhout

Bas Eickhout (1976, Groesbeek), is a Member of the European Parliament for GroenLinks, the Dutch Greens. He is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee on Transport and Tourism. He is also a member of the Delegation for relations with the United States and a substitute member of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China.

Eickhout studied Chemistry and Environmental Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and lives in Utrecht. Since 2000 he worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving). He worked on several projects which had to do with international environmental problems, such as climate change, agriculture, land-use and biofuels. He co-authored the IPCC report on climate change which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Price.

He co-authored the GroenLinks election program for the European elections in 2004, 2009 and 2014, and the Dutch elections in 2010 and 2012.

EIckhout is the leading candidate for GroenLinks in the elections for the European Parliament in 2019.


Telephone: +32 2 284 5365,

Judith Sargentini

Judith Sargentini (1974) stands for a Europe where people care for one another regardless of whether the other person is an EU citizen or a refugee looking for safety. Europe should be a home, not a fortress. People should be able to feel safe online and know that their data is safe with European companies.

Despite what you might expect from her Italian surname, Judith was born and raised in Amsterdam. She studied history at the University of Amsterdam and worked for an NGO fighting the trade in conflict diamonds. Judith is a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. She lives in Brussels and Amsterdam.

On behalf of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, Judith is coordinator in the committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). In this committee Judith succeeded in pushing anti money-laundering legislation through parliament and she is keeping a close eye on the progress of this file. She also works on files dealing with privacy and refugees and migration. In her work as member of the committee for Development (DEVE), Judith works on stopping the trade in conflict minerals and stimulating fair trade. In the committee for Human Rights (DROI) Judith looks into third countries' compliance with human rights standards, for example, with recent developments in Egypt.

Judith is also a member of the delegation that maintains relations with South-Africa and of the delegation of parliamentarians with relations to ACP-countries and the Pan-African Parliament. Judith is a member of the Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group (DEG), a working group of members of the European Parliament with worldwide missions to observe fair elections. She was head of the mission that observed the elections in Mozambique in 2014.


Telephone: +32 2 284 5 881,

Press officer

Judith Sargentini and Bas Eickhout are supported by press officer Nanda Troost.

Telephone: +32 2 283 8365, Mobile phone (NL): +31 6 270 150 80, 

Photographs suited for print and web can be found at the bottom of the personal pages of the MEPs in Dutch: Bas Eickhout, Judith Sargentini

Most press releases are only available in Dutch. However the Green Group in the European Parliament publishes press releases in English, French and German.

Postal address

GroenLinks in de Europese Unie, secretariaat Europees Parlement
office ASP 05 F 269
Rue Wiertz 60
B-1047 Brussels