Tanja Fajon has been MEP since 2009. She is a Vice-President of Slovenian Social Democrats.
Fajon was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied journalism and has a master degree in International Political Sciences and Business and Management. She was a foreign correspondent in Brussels for Radio-Television Slovenia between 2001-2009.
In the European Parliament, she was a vice-president of Socialists and Democrats between 2014-2019. In her third term 2019-2024 she continues her work in Foreign Affairs Committee (AFTE) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE).
Fajon is working on many different but key political areas such as migration and protection of Schengen, fight against extremism, hate speech and xenophobia, defending the rule of law, democracy, fundamental rights and future enlargement to the Western Balkans. Brussels-based news outlet Politico listed her among 40 most influential MEPs in 2015 and 2016 for her endeavours to abolish visas for the citizens of the region. 48 years old Fajon is an awareness advocate on rare blood diseases in Europe. She has been actively involved in different campaigns for Blood Cancer Awareness.