Green party's Jesse Klaver named leader of the future by Time Magazine
Time Magazine included GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver in its Time 100 Next list - a list of 100 people the magazine expects will shape and change the future. This is the first publication of the Time 100 Next list, in addition to the Time 100 list of the most influential people of the moment. Klaver is the only Dutch person on the list.
The magazine calls Klaver "a major force behind" the green wave the European Union is currently experiencing. "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."
In a first reaction to RTL Boulevard, Klaver said he is "very honored" by his inclusion in this list. "It says a lot about the whole green movement and young people who take to the streets to force change. I am very proud of that."