Mercedes Bresso has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Progressive Socialists and Democrats since 2014. She is the coordinator of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs and is a member of the Regional Development Committee. Among other roles, Bresso is also a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee. Before joining the European Parliament, she was President of the Piedmont region (2005-2010) and President of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. She was also President of Turin Province and began her career as a member of the provincial, regional and national party executives of the Democrats of the Left.