Wouter van Ballegooij has been working in the European Parliament since 2007, on Justice and Home Affairs and internal market issues. At the same time he completed his PhD at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. Currently he is an Administrator for the European Parliamentary Research Service. Previously he was an Advisor on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, an Administrator for Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) and a Parliamentary Assistant. Before entering the European Parliament he was a Researcher in European Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague.