Helmut Philipp Hetzel, 9 mei 1955


Journalism, Social Science, History, Economy, Philosophy at the University of Dortmund, Germany. Management- trainee at the publishing group of Vogel-Verlag, Würzburg.

University-Degree Master (MA) on the subject of “Masscommunication and Public Opinion” in 1981

1981-1983 Research at the University of Dortmund. Main subjects:

“Masscommunication and Social Impacts” for Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, Köln (Cologne), Germany


1983-1985 Foreign Correspondent in Beijing (Peking), PR of China

1985 Foreign Correspondent in The Hague, The Netherlands. Coverage:
Benelux-countries. Reporting for: Die Welt (now: Welt-Gruppe-N24-TV), Berlin, Die Presse, Wien, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Zürich, Luxemburger Wort, Luxemburg, Stuttgarter Zeitung, ect.
as well as for radio and TV in Germany, N-24, N-TV, Belgium and The Netherlands.

In Holland he is a regular guest and contributor to TV- and radio-programs  such as ,,Een vandaag’’ or ,,Business Class.’’

Together with the Dutch Radio and TV-Station VPR0 he created the program:
‘The German Connection,’ which he presented as anchorman for five years.

From 1990-1998 President of the Foreign Press Association of the Netherlands (BPV).

From 1994 -2005  board member of the Association of European Journalists (VEJ) / Dutch section.

From 1998 – 2004 International President of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ/EJ European Journalists Asscoation

Since 2004 Honorary President of the EJ European Journalists Association


1997: European Journalism Award from EU-Commission, Brussels

1999: International Communication Award from the Republic of China on Taiwan

2001: Medal: “Proclamation of a United Europe” by Ferdinand Martinenga Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia


Serveral books about Belgium, China, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Hague

European Commitment:

Special reports about the Euro, several interviews with Wim Duisenberg, former President of the ECB, published in: Die Welt, Wall Street Journal, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Börsen-Zeitung, Die Presse, Luxemburger Wort, Japanese newspapers and in a huge sample of German regional papers.
Lectures about the Euro in The Hague and Eger, Hungary and the Vorarlberger Wirtschaftsforum, Bregenz, Austria. Coverage of the Maastricht and Amsterdam EU-Summits. University of Groningen, Euregio – Dutch-German Cross Border Cooperation, Duisburg, Kleve.


University of Dortmund, Germany, University of Beijing, PR China, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Vorarlberger Wirtschaftsforum, Bregenz, Austria, The Hague Highschool for European Studies The Hague, The Netherlands, University Nijenroode, The Netherlands, Deutschland-Institut, University of Amsterdam, University of Brabant (KUB), Tilburg, The Netherlands. Opleidingsinstitut voor de Rijksoverheid (ROI), The Hague, The Netherlands, University of Eger, Hungary. University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Dutch-German Business Club, Kleve, Germany. The Hague Voorhout-Lecture 2003. Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Police Academy of The Netherlands.VNO-NCW- Bilderberg Conference 2014: Essay: The Power of The Netherlands


ING, DSM,  GCI, Amsterdam/London, McGraw Hill, New York, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, Dutch Ministry for Internal Affairs,  The Hague, Winkelman & van Hessen, The Hague. Expo 2000 Hannover, Germany.


German, English, Dutch

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