Roberta Metsola

Roberta Metsola to host prestigious MEP Awards

  Two-time MEP award winner Roberta Metsola has been chosen to host the 2017 edition of The Parliament Magazine’s MEP Awards at The Concert Noble in Brussels.   This annual event showcases the work carried out by MEPs throughout the year while recognising their achievements in diverse sectors. Fifty-three MEPs have been nominated in recognition [...]

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Roaming charges in EU consigned to history” – MEP Roberta Metsola

  Member of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola welcomed the agreement on wholesale roaming prices, which means that the EU has cleared the last hurdle required to abolish mobile phone roaming charges across the EU by the summer of 2017.   “This has been a long process – too long in many respects, but we [...]

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Roberta Metsola elected to new senior position

  MEP Roberta Metsola has been elected as the coordinator for the European People’s Party (EPP) within the powerful Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament.   The Committee, which is one of the largest legislative bodies in the Parliament, deals with issues such as immigration, security and border controls, [...]

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On the shoulders of children

As published on the Times of Malta on Monday, December 5 2016.   My position has always been that those people who arrive in Europe and who are not in need of protection should be sent back swiftly and safely. It is a principle that must be a pillar of our asylum and migration structure. It [...]

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“Action on money laundering should not infringe taxation rights” – Roberta Metsola

Speaking in the European Parliament, MEP Roberta Metsola underlined that action against money laundering must not be used as an excuse to extend EU competencies on taxation.   “When it comes to money laundering, there is no doubt of the need and urgency to tackle it. But it is also clear that we need to [...]

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Roberta Metsola heads EU campaign to stop ‘revenge porn’

  “The high profile cases of so-called revenge pornography in Malta, Italy, the United Kingdom and across the EU is symptomatic of a problem that is prevalent in our societies. We are seeing case after case of people – young people in particular – who are blackmailed, bullied and tormented because their private photos and [...]

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“Being the smallest EU State does not mean Malta is least influential” – Roberta Metsola

  “Being the smallest EU State does not mean Malta is least influential” – Roberta Metsola   “We need to be careful that in this climate of political populism, the EU does not go down the road of over-regulation that chokes innovation and damages start-ups and SMEs. It is possible to have a balance between [...]

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“Join forces to help Gozo move forward” – MEP Roberta Metsola

Member of the European Parliament for Malta and Gozo, Roberta Metsola, addressed Gozitan students today to encourage them to get involved in the debate and join together to help Gozo move forward.   “I visit Gozo regularly and meet with people from every different sector here and everyone agrees that Gozo needs young people to become [...]

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EU Presidency 2017: Malta must rise to challenge

  “The measure of a nation’s strength is not in its geographic size, but in how it rises to master these once-in-a-generation moments when they arrive. The challenges in taking on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union  are many, but first Malta must take the decisions locally to enable it to regain [...]

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“Time for a Marshall Plan to stem migration” – MEP Roberta Metsola

  Member States need to put their money where their mouth is and put up the funds to help build capacity in third-countries where there is no future for people, said Member of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola.   Speaking during a debate at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, Dr Metsola said that [...]

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