Member of the European Parliament for Malta
Member of the European Parliament for Malta and Gozo Roberta Metsola was first elected in 2013, becoming one of Malta’s first three female MEPs. Professionally, she is a lawyer who has specialised in European law and politics at the University of Malta and the College of Europe in Bruges.
As a MEP Dr. Metsola is the coordinator for the European People’s Party (EPP) within the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. She is also a Vice-President of the Petitions Committee and a member of the Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee.
A proud Maltese and passionate European, in her years in the European Parliament, Dr. Metsola has been vocal in her defence of a united Europe, calling for proper balance between the rights and responsibilities of European consumers and companies.
Prior to serving as a MEP, Dr. Metsola served within the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union as Malta’s Legal and Judicial Cooperation Attaché and head of the Justice and Home Affairs Unit there. She then moved to the European External Action Service (EEAS), acting as a legal advisor to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Born in 1979, Dr. Roberta Metsola is married to Ukko Metsola and is the mother of four young boys. She has been named MEP of the Year for Justice and Home Affairs in 2015 and 2016 and has been chosen as one of Europe’s ten Young Leaders from across the European Union in 2017.