Kroes and Koolhaas make TIME's 100

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The two Dutch nationals are named two of the most 100 most influential people on TIME’s magazine.

2 May 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Two Dutch nationals, Neelie Kroes and Rem Koolhaas, have been chosen by TIME magazine as two of the 100 most influential people in the world today.

European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes was nominated by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who won a place on the same list in 2005, for urging Ali to stand for election to the Dutch parliament and to fight to improve the position of women in what she calls "the unfree world".

Architect Rem Koolhaas made a worldwide impact in 1992 with his design for Rotterdam's Kunsthal.

Since then he has initiated several spectacular building projects, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Seattle Central Public Library and the China Central Television headquarters in Beijing (photo).

[Radio Netherlands / flickr photo by sorenshaman / ANP / Expatica]

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