|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2014
4 November 1960
De Meern, Netherlands
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Utrecht University|
Agnes Jongerius (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑxnɛs jɔnˈɣeːriʏs]; born 4 November 1960) is a Dutch trade unionist and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Netherlands since July 2014. She is a member of the Labour Party, part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. Between 1987 and 2012 she worked for the Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging, a trade union federation. She was chair of the federation between 2005 and 2012.
Jongerius was born in the De Meern neighbourhood in the city of Utrecht in 1960. She went to the Bonifatius Lyceum, a gymnasium in the city of Utrecht between 1973 and 1979. In that latter year she went to Utrecht University to study social-economic history, graduating cum laude in 1988.
One year before her graduation she started working for the Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV). She would work at the FNV until 2012. Serving between 25 May 2005 and 23 June 2012 as chair of the organisation. In 2009 feminist magazine Opzij named Jongerius the most powerful Dutch woman of 2009, citing her role at FNV and the economic crisis.
In September 2013 information surfaced that Jongerius wanted to become the new mayor of Utrecht, to succeed Aleid Wolfsen. Jongerius did not want to respond to the claims. Jan van Zanen was later named mayor.
Member of the European Parliament, 2014–present
In the European Parliament Jongerius is vice-chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
In addition to her committee assignments, Jongerius is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Trade Unions, the URBAN Intergroup and the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.
|2014 European Parliament election||Labour Party||2||Elected|
|2018 municipal elections in Utrecht||Labour Party||19||Not elected|
|2019 European Parliament election||Labour Party||2||109,987||Elected|
|2022 municipal elections in Utrecht||Labour Party||38||99||Not elected|
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- Florian Eder (June 13, 2019), POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Google: Madrid’s moment — Parliament working groups sneak peak — Happy birthday, GDPR Politico Europe.
- Members European Parliament Intergroup on Trade Unions.
- Members URBAN Intergroup.
- Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.