Pier Antonio PANZERI (S&D, IT) will chair the European Parliament’s Human Rights subcommittee (DROI) for the next two and a half years, decided committee members by acclamation on Wednesday morning. They also elected the four vice-chairs, who together with the chair will form the new DROI bureau.

Mr. Panzeri warmly thanked the committee members for having elected him. He also acknowledged the excellent work done by Ms Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES), who chaired DROI for the last two and a half years.

The four vice-chairs elected by Human Rights subcommittee MEPs are:

- 1st vice-chair Cristian Dan PREDA (EPP, RO)

- 2nd vice-chair Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA (ALDE, ES)

- 3rd vice-chair László TŐKÉS (EPP, HU)

- 4th vice-chair Barbara LOCHBIHLER (Greens/EFA, DE)