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Jesse Klaver (GroenLinks) opgenomen in de TIME top 100 van 2019

17 nov 2019 | Nieuws

GroenLinks voorman Jesse Klaver staat in de TIME top 100 van meest invloedrijke personen in het afgelopen jaar. Het gerenommeerde Amerikaanse weekblad stelt:

The European Union is experiencing a green wave, and Jesse Klaver is a major force behind it. In his four-year tenure as the leader of GroenLinks, the Dutch Green Party, Klaver has nearly quadrupled the party’s representation in the Dutch Parliament and helped pass a landmark law that would nearly eliminate Dutch emissions by the middle of the century. “For the first time, there’s an obligation for the government not only to talk about climate change but to act,” he says. Klaver is not alone—green parties in other E.U. countries have gained momentum in recent months—but the 33-year-old’s legislative success has made him exemplary of a bigger shift. (Justin Worland)

Time 100 (often stylized as TIME 100) is an annual listicle of the 100 most influential people in the world, assembled by the American news magazine Time. First published in 1999 as the result of a debate among American academics, politicians, and journalists, the list is now a highly publicized annual event. Appearing on the list is often seen as an honor, and Time makes it clear that entrants are recognized for changing the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions. The final list of influential individuals is exclusively chosen by Time editors, with nominations coming from the Time 100 alumni and the magazine's international writing staff.[1] Only the winner of the Reader's Poll, conducted days before the official list is revealed, is chosen by the general public.[2] The corresponding commemorative gala is held annually in Manhattan.

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