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Adina-Ioana V?lean

Hearing of Adina-Ioana V?lean (Romania)- Commissioner Designate - European Green Deal (49063874993) (cropped).jpg
V?lean in 2019
European Commissioner for Transport

1 December 2019
PresidentUrsula von der Leyen
Violeta Bulc
Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

10 July 2019 - 1 December 2019
DeputyZdzis?aw Krasnod?bski
Jerzy Buzek
Cristian Bu?oi
Sixth Vice President of the European Parliament

1 July 2014 - 18 January 2017
PresidentMartin Schulz
Antonio Tajani
Roberta Angelilli
Ryszard Czarnecki
Member of the European Parliament
for Romania

1 January 2007 - 1 December 2019
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
for C?l?ra?i County

28 November 2004 - 1 January 2007
Personal details
Born (1968-02-16) 16 February 1968 (age 52)
B?icoi, Romania
Political partyNational Liberal Party
Other political
affiliations
Alliance of Liberals and
Democrats for Europe

(Before 2014)
European People's Party
(2014-present)
Spouse(s)Crin Antonescu
Children1
EducationUniversity of Bucharest
WebsiteOfficial website

Adina-Ioana V?lean (born 16 February 1968) is a Romanian politician who has been serving as European Commissioner for Transport under the leadership of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen since 2019.[1] She previously served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2007 until 2019, where she chaired of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy in 2019.

Education

V?lean has a master's degree in European Integration and Security Studies, postgraduate studies in National Security and Defence Management and a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

Political career

Career in national politics

A member of the National Liberal Party (PNL), and a member of the European Peoples Party, V?lean was elected to the Chamber of Deputies on the Justice and Truth list for C?l?ra?i County (during the 2004 elections).

Member of the European Parliament, 2007-2019

V?lean became a Member of the European Parliament on 1 January 2007, with the accession of Romania to the European Union. Throughout her time in parliament, she served on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy; in 2019, she became the committee's chairwoman. During her time on the committee, she was the Parliament's rapporteur for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)[2] and the European Union roaming regulations.[3]

From 2014 to 2017, V?lean was one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament under the leadership of President Antonio Tajani; in that capacity, she was in charge of information and communications technology (ICT).[4] She also chaired the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety from 2017 until 2019 and served on the Committee on Petitions from 2009 until 2014.

In addition to her committee assignments, V?lean was part of the Parliaments delegations with the countries of Southeast Europe (2007-2009); the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (2009-2014); and the United States (since 2014). She was also a member of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD);[5] the European Internet Forum;[6] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation.[7]

European Commissioner for Transport, 2019-present

In November 2019, the center-right government under Prime Minister Ludovic Orban put forward V?lean and Siegfried Mure?an as candidates to be the country's next European Commissioner.[8] She was subsequently picked to be the next European Commissioner for Transport by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.[9]

In early March 2020, V?lean was appointed by von der Leyen to serve on the Commission's special task force to coordinate the European Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

Personal life

V?lean is married to Crin Antonescu and has one child.[11]

References

  1. ^ Anca Gurzu (November 6, 2019), Adina-Ioana V?lean picked for transport commissioner job Politico Europe.
  2. ^ Anca Gurzu (November 6, 2019), Adina-Ioana V?lean picked for transport commissioner job Politico Europe.
  3. ^ Huw Jones (March 24, 2009), EU in draft deal on capping phone roaming prices Reuters.
  4. ^ Adina-Ioana V?lean EPP Group.
  5. ^ Adina-Ioana V?lean EPP Group.
  6. ^ Members European Internet Forum.
  7. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation.
  8. ^ Carmen Paun (November 6, 2019), Romania puts forward 2 center-right MEPs for Commission post Politico Europe.
  9. ^ Anca Gurzu (November 6, 2019), Adina-Ioana V?lean picked for transport commissioner job Politico Europe.
  10. ^ Laura Kayali, Paola Tamma and Hans von der Burchard (April 9, 2020), France's freewheeling Thierry Breton rises to the crisis Politico Europe.
  11. ^ Adina-Ioana V?lean EPP Group.

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Corina Cre?u
Romanian European Commissioner
2019-
Incumbent

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