Tanja Fajon was elected to the European Parliament in 2009. She is the Head of the Slovenian delegation within the political group of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.
Tanja is a full Member in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, in the Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering and active as a substitute Member in the Committee on Foreign Affairs. She is Vice-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee and substitute Member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, BIH, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo and was a rapporteur on the visa liberalisation process for the Western Balkans.
After completing her studies, Tanja worked as a journalist and assistant editor at Radio Glas Ljubljana (1991-1995), afterwards for Republika daily newspaper (1993) and for RTV Slovenia (1995-2009) as a journalist and later as the correspondent from Brussels.
Tanja Fajon graduated in journalism at the University of Ljubljana and later she obtained a master degree from International Politics from College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Paris (2005).
Tanja speaks English, German, French, and Croatian. She lives mostly in Brussels with her husband, her hobbies are sports, music, travelling.