Adina Ioana Vălean is the Vice President of the European Parliament, on behalf of the EPP Group, elected for the first two and a half years of the legislature. As a politician, Vălean is innovative in structure, scope and philosophy. Her take on European issues is considered progressive and daring. In 2012, VoteWatch.eu granted her the title of the most powerful lawmaker in the EP. In the 2014-2019 legislative term, she is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a member of the Delegation for the relations with the United States, as well as a substitute in the Committee on International Trade. Her work is focused on telecommunications, industry and energy. Adina Vălean has been a member of the European Parliament since 2007. Her current work is a continuation of what she initiated in her previous mandates, as a member of the ITRE, PETI and LIBE Committees.