Ivo Vajgl was a member of European Parliament (2009-2019) where he served as a member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs.
After studies at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) he became a journalist, working first as correspondent of the Press agency Tanjug from Slovenia and from Bonn (Germany) and as correspondent of the RTV Ljubljana from Trieste (Italy). In the year 1980 he switched to diplomatic service, served as Consul General of the SFRJ in Cleveland (USA) and as spokesman of the Yugoslav Ministry of Foreign affairs.
After the dissolution of Yugoslavia, he served as ambassador of Slovenia in Sweden, with co-accreditation for all Nordic and Baltic countries, later to Austria and to Germany.
He was state secretary, Minister of the Foreign Affairs and chairman of the committee for foreign affairs of the National Assembly of Slovenia.
During his term in the EP he dedicated most of his work to the problems of world security, frozen conflicts and issues related to the European future and stability of the South-Eastern Europe. He was standing rapporteur of the EP for Macedonia (at that time FYROM) and on behalf of the liberal group ALDE shadow rapporteur for Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.
He was permanently engaged in the problems of Middle East, Western Sahara and Catalonia.