Biljana Borzan is a Croatian Member of the European Parliament, politician and a doctor. She was born is Osijek, where she graduated from the Zagreb University’s Faculty of Medicine in Osijek and specialized in occupational and sports medicine. She is a doctor of medicine at the Osijek Community Health Centre since 1997. From 2001 to 2013 she was a councillor in the Osijek City Council and in 2008 was elected as the city’s deputy-mayor. From 2007 to 2013 she was a member of the Croatian Parliament and from 2011 to 2013 the chairperson of the Committee on Health and Social Policy. In 2012 she became an observer MEP in the European parliament, and following Croatia’s accession the EU in 2013, got elected as MEP. She was re-elected in 2014 and is a full member of the Parliament’s Committee on the environment, public health and food safety and a substitute in the internal market and the women’s rights committees. She was re-elected in 2019. and became a Vice President of the Socialists and Democrats group in the European parliament.
Biljana Borzan has been appointed rapporteur in the process of drawing up the European strategy for sustainable and healthy food “From Farm to Fork” and will participate in the Taste the Mediterranean festival as a guest/speaker at the panel dedicated to the Strategy. This Strategy consists of 27 specific legislative proposals and guidelines, with the aim of reforming the entire production, processing, transport and consumption of food in the European Union. Among other things, it includes ensuring sustainable food production, stimulating sustainable food processing, wholesale, retail, hospitality and food services’ practices, as well as promoting sustainable food consumption, facilitating the shift towards healthy, sustainable food for our future and reducing food lost and waste.