Dr. Katarina Barley is Vice-President of the European Parliament and member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Since 2021, she has also been part of the Parliament’s delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe. She is the Social Democratic Party of Germany's (SPD) Envoy for Europe. In the European elections in May 2019 she was the lead candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Prior to that, she was a member of the German Bundestag from 2013 to 2019, during which time she was the SPD Secretary General, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Acting Federal Minister for Labour, and Federal Minister of Justice and for Consumer Protection.
Position: Vice-President of the European Parliament, Socialists & Democrats