Katarina Barley

Katarina Barley

Katarina Barley is Vice-President of the European Parliament and a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and a substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the 2024 European elections, Katarina will again run as the lead candidate for her party, the SPD. Previously, she was a member of the German Bundestag from 2013 to 2019. During this time, she served as Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Acting Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as Federal Minister of Justice. Social justice, democracy, and the rule of law as well as a social Europe are core themes of Katarina Barley’s politics.

PES Executive Vice-President, European Parliament Vice-President, S&D MEP, SPD Germany

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Panel discussions on PES priorities

In conversation: Leading democratic renewal

PES Women Annual Conference – “EU elections through a gendered lens”