Machiavelli Award 2013 for Eberhard van der Laan

Eberhard van der Laan, mayor of Amsterdam, accepted on 4 februari 2014 the Machiavelli Award 2013, because “he is an example of clarity and perspicuity in a governing world in which many hide behind fuzzy language. The successful way in which Van der Laan manages the capital is proclaimed by his distinctive and clear style of communication. Understanding of sensitivities, he announces the right message at the right time“, concludes the jury report.