V?lean in 2019
|European Commissioner for Transport|
1 December 2019
|President||Ursula von der Leyen|
|Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy|
10 July 2019 - 1 December 2019
|Sixth Vice President of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014 - 18 January 2017
|President||Martin Schulz |
|Member of the European Parliament|
1 January 2007 - 1 December 2019
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
for C?l?ra?i County
28 November 2004 - 1 January 2007
|Born||16 February 1968|
|Political party||National Liberal Party|
|Alliance of Liberals and|
Democrats for Europe
European People's Party
|Education||University of Bucharest|
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. 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.
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.
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).
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) and the European Union roaming regulations.
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). 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); the European Internet Forum; and the European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation.
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. She was subsequently picked to be the next European Commissioner for Transport by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.