Sarajevo Canton’s Assembly unanimously declared Tanja Fajon, a Slovenian European Parliament member (MEP), as Canton Sarajevo’s honorary citizen.
The Assembly said the decision came out of the wish to thank Fajon for her merit and spreading of truth about the events in Bosnia as well as developing international relations based on solidarity, democracy and tolerance between peoples, nations, faiths and cultures.
Tanja Fajon worked as a journalist and assistant editor at Radio Glas Ljubljana from 1991 to 1995. She was also a reporter and a writer for the Slovenian daily newspaper Republika in 1993. She worked for RTV Slovenia from 1995 to 2001 as a local journalist, and as a correspondent for RTV Slovenia in Brussels from 2001 to 2009. She was also a reporter for CNN from 1995 to 2001. She covered issues from politics to economy and business, in different States of the European Union, particularly in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France.
In 2009, Tajon was elected to the European Parliament on behalf of the Social Democrats, associated with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She was a vice chairwoman of the European Parliament delegation with Croatia until Croatia’s membership in the European Union, and a member of the Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering.
Tanja Fajon was named Person of the Year 2009 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for her endeavors to abolish visa requirements for the Western Balkan citizens.