Monica Macovei

Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People's Party; former Minister of Justice of Romania

Monica Macovei is a member of the European Parliament in the European People's Party Group, elected in Romania in 2009. She served as Romania’s Minister of Justice from 2005 to 2007, and received international recognition and awards for her anti-corruption initiatives and justice reforms that allowed Romania to enter the European Union.

In the European Parliament, she is the head of the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and member in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Budgetary Control (CONT) Committees, the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, and substitute in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). She was a legal expert for the Council of Europe and other international organizations, has successfully represented applicants before the European Court of Human Rights, and has published on human rights and judicial matters.

Macovei is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Central European University and of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. She is also a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations as well as a founding member of Transparency International, Romanian Chapter, and other NGOs. In September 2012 she received the European Parliament "MEP 2012" award for her work in the field of justice and civil liberties.