Roberta Metsola from the conservative EPP group is the new President of the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation.
European Parliament. The Maltese A Member of the
Metsola follows in David Sassoli’s footsteps, who held the presidency until his death on 11 January. After the election, the new President first acknowledged the work of her predecessor: “The first thing I would like to do as President is to think about David Sassoli’s legacy: he was a fighter; he fought for Europe and for us, for this Parliament. […] I will honour David Sassoli as President by always standing up for Europe, for our common values of democracy, dignity, justice, solidarity, equality, the rule of law, and fundamental rights.”
The newly elected Maltese A Member of the
“I want people to recapture a sense of belief and enthusiasm for our project. […] Dear Europeans, in the next years, people across Europe will look to our institution for leadership and direction, while others will continue to test the limits of our democratic values and European principles. We must fight back against the anti-EU narrative that takes hold so easily and so quickly. Disinformation and misinformation, further amplified during the pandemic, fuel easy cynicism and cheap solutions of nationalism, authoritarianism, protectionism, isolationism”, Metsola stressed.
Prior to her current position, Metsola worked as an A Member of the