Miriam Lexmann, the oldest of three sisters, was born in Bratislava, in then Communist Czechoslovakia. Raised in a dissident family, she understood from an early age the importance of protecting the dignity and freedom of every individual.
Between 1992 and 1999, Miriam studied at the Comenius University in Bratislava, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. She was one of the founders of the youth branch of the Slovak Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), and has been active in KDH for nearly three decades. She currently serves as the Party’s Coordinator on Foreign and Security Policy.
Miriam took her seat in the European Parliament in 2020; she is a Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and the Delegation for relations with Belarus. She is also a Substitute Member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE).
Prior to joining the European Parliament, Miriam worked in the Council of Europe, where she was responsible for youth and civil society development programmes in the countries of the former Soviet Union and the Western Balkans. Miriam also served as a Permanent Representative of the Slovak Parliament to the European Union and as a Policy Advisor in the European Parliament (EPP Group) responsible for strengthening inter-institutional cooperation between Member States’ Parliaments and the European Parliament. Between 2013-2019, Miriam worked as an EU Regional Programmes Director and Head of the Brussels Office of the International Republican Institute.
Beyond her professional and political activities, Miriam is on the Advisory Board of the Anton Tunega Foundation, and the COMPASS Project implemented by the University of Cambridge and University of Kent. Miriam is also an author of numerous opinion pieces and peer-reviewed articles focusing on Foreign Policy, the EU, Central-Eastern Europe, and the moral and ethical challenges faced by our democratic societies today.
MEP since 2020.