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 of their work in 19 different fields, including Marlene Mizzi and Miriam Dalli.
“I am very pleased to be able to support this event and host the ceremony this year,” said Dr Metsola. “Last year saw the European Union and the world face extraordinary challenges, including the conflict in Syria, terror attacks on European soil, and unprecedented migration to Europe; however, 2016 was also a year of important work and an increased focus on bridging the gap between the Union and its citizens.”
“In these times of uncertainty and debates about the future of the European Union, it is imperative that we, as Members of the European Parliament, stand up for the Europe we believe in and our European project. We must speak out in defence of the values and reaffirm European principles that we hold close to heart,” she said.
“While these awards are important to highlight the work of MEPs, I would commend the energy and drive that all of my colleagues from every Member State and from across the political spectrum demonstrate everyday in their commitment to furthering the European ideal.
Dr Metsola won the award for her work on justice and civil liberties in 2015 and again in 2016. The awards will take place on Tuesday, 22 March 2017.