pieter omtzigt

Pieter Herman Omtzigt (born January 8, 1974 in The Hague) is a Dutch politician. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) he was an MP from June 3, 2003 to June 17, 2010 and is currently an MP since October 26, 2010. He focuses on matters of taxes, pensions and additions. Omtzigt currently serves on the Committee on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Housing and Kingdom Services, Social Affairs and Employment, Finance and Public Expenditure. In addition to his role in parliament, Omtzigt has been serving as member of the Dutch delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2004. He is currently a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights; the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee); the Sub-Committee on Human Rights; the Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights; and the Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities. Since 2014, he has been serving as the Assembly’s rapporteur on mass surveillance. Between 2016 and 2017, he prepared the Assembly’s proposal on an Investment Court System (ICS) for arbitrating in commercial disputes between states and foreign investors. In 2017 media in Netherlands described how fake news of MH17 crash were propagated with the support of Omtzigt who introduced a Russian man as an "eyewitness" of the crash on a public expert debate in May 2017. The man, who was an asylum-seeker from Ukraine, never witnessed the crash and his speech, texted to him by Omtzigt prior to the interview, repeated one of the Russia-promoted versions of Mig jets downing the Boeing. Wikipedia