Robert Roos is a politician and member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing the Netherlands. Roos made headlines yesterday (October 12, 2022) for questioning Pfizer directors during a European Union hearing into the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccination. 

Following much debate surrounding covid-19 vaccines, Roos questioned government decisions surrounding the introduction of Covid vaccines.

In a short clip shared by Roos himself on Twitter, he asks Janine Small, a senior executive at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer: “Was the vaccine tested on stopping the transmission of the virus before it entered the market.”  Small replies: “No, we had to work with the speed of science.”

See Roos’ tweet below:

After the committee meeting, he told Mark Steyn, of GBNews: “Families and friends were divided and now it seems to be disinformation from our governments.”

Watch the interview below:

Robert Roos’ background

Robert Roos has an entrepreneurial background. He first worked as an employee for engineering and construction companies’ projects in the oil, gas and infrastructure industries. However, in 2000 he decided to launch his own business, working with oil, gas transport and water sectors before moving into telecommunications. 

In 2011, Roos started his own telecoms company, building fibre-optic networks for businesses in the Netherlands. In total, Roos has founded, merged and acquired companies. 

Robert Roos’ political history 

After his business pursuits, he decided to switch lanes into politics. From 2016 to 2020, Roos was a member of the Forum for Democracy party (FvD). The FvD is regarded by critics as far-right in the Netherlands, while the party describes itself as liberal conservative. 

Roos then joined the JA21 party and won a seat in the EU Parliament representing the Netherlands. JA21 has been described as both liberal and conservative in ideology.

Roos is also vice-chairman of The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), a right-wing parliamentary group that is broadly Eurosceptic. These political groups call for democratic reform of the EU, more transparency and changes to EU migration/ asylum policies.