Simona Bonafè is a Member of the European Parliament and belongs to the Socialists and Democrats group. She currently serves on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and is the Parliament’s rapporteur on the EU Circular Economy Package. In addition, Bonafè is a member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and the EP’s delegations for relations with the United States and with the People’s Republic of China. Previously, she was a Member of Parliament in Italy, a local Councillor for the Environment in Scandicci, and a journalist. Bonafè started her political activity in 2002 in the centre-left party “La Margherita”.