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Barbara Visser is a Croatian-Dutch politician of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). Since 31 August 2021, she serves as Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands in the third Rutte cabinet. She previously served as State Secretary for Defence from 26 October 2017 to 31 August 2021. From September 20, 2012 to October 26, 2017 she was a Member of Parliament for the VVD. As a Member of Parliament, Ms Visser was spokesperson for housing, traffic, water, aviation and fisheries. In 2010-2012 she was an alderman in the municipality of Zaanstad and before that she worked in the business community and at the tax authorities.