Roberta Metsola

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Roberta Metsola said : “Having a joint effort between two of the world’s greatest forces in helping improve regulations in the digital world is a crucial step in the right direction. Only together can we build a better and safer future,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 21, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is true of course that a new administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris brings with it new hope of better cooperation, of new transatlantic hope, of optimism and a return to normality, but Europe’s role on the world stage cannot be undervalued,” “Our belief in liberal democracy, founded in values and the rule of law matters not just to all our citizens but to millions more people around the globe looking to us for hope,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 21, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Journalism should not come with a health warning or risk of financial ruin at the hands of crooks. Those who abuse our legal systems - often through forum shopping across borders - to try to silence journalists should find no protection in our Europe. It is time to boost our legislative armoury, and that is what we want to achieve with this cross-party, cross-committee report,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 21, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The aim of [these proceedings] is not to win, but to silence,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Freedom for journalists to do their job cannot be uncoupled from democracy. Protecting journalists means protecting our way of life” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola sublinhou : “O nosso objetivo é apenas um: a nossa União deve dar cobertura àqueles jornalistas que estão entre fogo cruzado, muitos dos quais não têm mais ninguém a quem recorrer. Porque, no final de contas, a Europa tem de estar ao lado daqueles que procuram a verdade, e os nossos valores devem ser protegidos pelas nossas leis” External link

24-sapo Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is a betrayal of Maltese and European values. It is a shocking slap in the face to the expectation of collegiately in the face of third-country aggression. It is a blow to all of those pushing for justice and respect for human rights under unimaginable pressure looking to the Parliament for support,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Roberta Metsola ) : “This can become a water-shed moment for journalism in Europe," Metsola said. "Journalists face threats of not only violence and murder but legal suits from unscrupulous actors who seek to silence media houses with the threat of vexatious lawsuits". SLAPP suits are cross-border legal threats intended to intimidate publishers by burdening them with large sums of money. "The consequences, particularly on smaller independent media houses are devastating and the knock on effect has a negative impact on our democracy and the public’s right to know” External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 19, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Today we are here to tell all those in the LGBTIQ community that this is your Europe too" External link

euobserver Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola told : “What we want out of this process is to give answers to the questions being asked and come up with suggestions to improve the way things are done,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Of course all political groups have put forward ideas for scrutiny on different matters in this regard across a number of member states. The door has not been closed to look into any concerns, and we are open to all points including this issue,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We can see what was said about Daphne Caruana Galizia before she was murdered, or when a young woman journalist is savaged for asking a question,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We can see what was said about Daphne Caruana Galizia before she was murdered, or when a young woman journalist is savaged for asking a question,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 5, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola déclaré : "C'est un immense honneur d'avoir été élue première vice-présidente. Je continuerai d'être une voix forte pour les citoyens de l'UE et pour Malte, et d'oeuvrer pour jeter des ponts par-delà les clivages politiques. Avec la relance économique et sanitaire suite à la pandémie de COVID-19, les menaces terroristes, les négociations sur le Brexit, un nouveau Président américain, la situation au Bélarus, les défis migratoires permanents et un nouveau cadre sur l'État de droit, qui sont tous des sujets prioritaires, je continuerai, avec le Président Sassoli et les autres vice-présidents, à oeuvrer pour que le Parlement demeure un lien fort entre les citoyens et le processus décisionnel européen" External link

newspress Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "This is a role that I look forward to and I am determined to use the new responsibilities I am afforded to continue to be a strong voice for European citizens, for Malta and Gozo and continue to work to build bridges across the political divide. " External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Being elected Vice-President of the European Parliament is such an honour. It means a great deal and I will work hard to continue to build bridges between citizens and the European decision-making process,” External link

bay Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I'm not sure what is more worrying, that he believes I am all powerful or that he truly has no idea how these things work. Totally out of his depth” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “That is why the new mechanism is crucial because it will put all countries on the same page,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “That any Jew or Catholic, atheist or devout of any religion – could do the same. That we could all feel safe, in every little down across our Europe. That straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or non-binary, you are free to live your life without fear, without recrimination, without arrest. Because that is what our Europe is,” External link

bay Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "These have been days of soul searching, tough discussions and difficult negotiations. There is consensus that there needs to be one candidate going forward - our Party will simply not survive another drawn out destructive leadership contest. It is clear to me that with the way things have progressed my candidature will force a long-drawn out process that will damage not heal. Leadership is also about doing the right thing even when it is hard and I’ve taken the hard decision to not be a candidate at this time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "These have been days of soul searching, tough discussions and difficult negotiations. There is consensus that there needs to be one candidate going forward - our Party will simply not survive another drawn out destructive leadership contest. It is clear to me that with the way things have progressed my candidature will force a long-drawn out process that will damage not heal. Leadership is also about doing the right thing even when it is hard and I’ve taken the hard decision to not be a candidate at this time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "These have been days of soul searching, tough discussions and difficult negotiations. There is consensus that there needs to be one candidate going forward - our Party will simply not survive another drawn out destructive leadership contest. It is clear to me that with the way things have progressed my candidature will force a long-drawn out process that will damage not heal. Leadership is also about doing the right thing even when it is hard and I’ve taken the hard decision to not be a candidate at this time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I am considering all options and ruling out nothing. Just as I always said and did, I am ready to serve wherever I am needed,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola wrote : “In the coming hours, we have to discuss where we want to arrive rather from where we are departing. I wish that the way forward towards a serious, strengthened, credible party that includes everyone is charted through profound and respectful dialogue, so that we can start working for unity and heal the wounds,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola wrote : “I am not interested in more of the same... my view remains clear: we change or we die,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola ( about Our Party ) : “I wanted to get into politics to do what I can for people of my generation to have a voice and to have someone who speaks to them and to the issues we care deeply about. That is why I am in politics. This is not and has never been about anyone’s personal ambitions or goals, least of all mine. Our country needs a stronger PN now more than ever. Our party needs to heal before we can convince anyone that we are a credible government-in-waiting and I as I have always done will play my part in that healing process” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Now we need the Parliament to act - it must immediately change the law and send out a strong signal that women will not be discriminated against" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Telling people to simply go back to their places of work without straight answers as to what will happen to their children is unworkable and unfair,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola wrote ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “It is Muscat who has betrayed his country” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “56 migrants have been saved in the Mediterranean and are now on a State-chartered Maltese ship. Their lives and immediate health are not at risk. It is a temporary measure. It is not an answer. We need permanent instruments” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “No one should die at sea,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "despite a slow start the face of Europe was shown in the patients from Bergamo being hospitalised in Bavaria, Romanian doctors heading to Italy, equipment from Lithuania to Spain, Maltese and Italian designers now sewing surgical masks" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We cannot be afraid to spend today... if we are talking about economic good we must be talking about social good,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "That means doing everything we can to minimise the contagion, keep Europe’s supply lines functioning, ensure our healthcare systems have all the support they need and safeguard jobs at this critical time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We know that many businesses big, small or micro - in Malta, Gozo and across Europe - will face difficulties because of the outbreak and we must ensure that they have access to emergency funds to recover, and to recover quickly. The impact on the economy will be more acutely felt in smaller tourism-dependent States like Malta and Gozo. We want a European stimulus package, increased EIB-supported loan facilities to support our economies and the political understanding that Member States must be able to have the flexibility to adapt State aid rules, for a limited period of time, to support pillars of our economy and those businesses who need it the most” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The EU’s response to the coronavirus is rightly top of its agenda, and we need coordinated action to ensure that European healthcare systems have all the resources they require to deal with the increased pressure. European Union solidarity mechanisms and funding must be made immediately available to the worst affected regions. We have to work together,” “We cannot allow scaremongering to cloud our judgement but we must be responsible. Disease knows no borders and we need to make sure European rules can respond to both the immediate health concerns and the impact on our economies and people’s livelihoods,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I want to achieve a situation where Malta and other island states facing insularity issues are excluded from a controversial clause in the EU’s mobility package,” “For Malta, Cyprus and even Ireland to a certain extent, forcing trucks to return to the company’s headquarters every eight weeks would place a hugely disproportionate burden on businesses and a distortion of the internal market that could indirectly favour companies based outside island jurisdictions” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “For the Maltese context, as an island nation - like Cyprus - the rules simply do not make sense and will place a disproportionate burden on local businesses. It will come at a huge cost and indirectly favour those companies based outside island jurisdictions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “What I want is to see Malta and Cyprus specifically excluded from these clauses and our insularity taken into consideration. We are not too late, it is not impossible. This is expected to go to vote in June and we have time to submit amendments on these lines,” “This is an issue on which we must work across Party lines to solve along with Maltese diplomats. I will be meeting the affected haulage companies in the coming days in Malta. We have to work together to find solutions” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I am delighted to have been nominated, it has been a particularly hectic year both in terms of negotiating new legislation, standing for elections and in pushing forward reforms on a European level. It is an honour to be nominated for this prestigious award for a third time. When I was first elected to the European Parliament, I was determined to show that the geographic realities of Malta are no barrier for our determination as a country or as a people. I hope this nomination will go a small way in showing people - particularly young women - that it is the strength of your arguments that matters more than the volume of your voice,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "We need this scourge of our society to be tackled with the seriousness it deserves," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola stated ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "We want the world to know that we are not all cut from the same cloth as Joseph Muscat and the criminals he empowers. They tried to intimidate, threaten and silence by calling rallies to denounce us as traitors. But we knew then what the world knows now and we refused to give in. When the world looks at Malta, they should see our true face: A proud people standing up. Muscat is still trying to cling to power for at least another 30 days of chaos: interfering, influencing and contaminating the investigation. He must resign immediately if our country stands any chance of moving forward" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “We want the world to know that we are not all cut from the same cloth as Joseph Muscat and the criminals he empowers. They tried to intimidate, threaten and silence by calling rallies to denounce us as traitors. But we knew then what the world knows now and we refused to give in,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "nothing can ever be the same again" External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We need to be united and look at the systemic risks, at what has led politicians and influential people to think they are above the law,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola told ( about Keith Schembri ) : "When I asked him point blank if he felt betrayed by Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister said yes," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "On a personal level, coming from Malta, I am determined to use this platform to show that the disgraced Keith Schembri, Joseph Muscat and Konrad Mizzi do not define the Maltese population," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola stated : “Corruption kills. Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated because she exposed corruption at the highest levels of Government,” External link

gozonews Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The prime minister gave me a one-word answer: yes. He then went on to try and say he made a number of misjudgements and so he has to carry political responsibility for that,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The prime minister gave me a one-word answer: yes. He then went on to try and say he made a number of misjudgements and so he has to carry political responsibility for that,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “It is not only the new standing corps of 10,000 additional people, this regulation means that crucially the effectiveness of our return operations for those people who are not eligible for protection will improve dramatically. This new agency will now be able to help Member States in the identification of irregular migrants and help in the assessment and procurement of travel documents and help in their return to their countries of origin,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta and Gozo need to move faster on adapting their economy away from a linear model towards a model of sustainability,” External link

gozonews Friday, October 25, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “They created hundreds of new jobs, solved a problem and generated economic growth. We need to think in these terms, if we are to move forward,” External link

gozonews Friday, October 25, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “You have been entrusted with a portfolio that is a fundamental pillar of the European project. The rule of law is the basis for everything that we do here and we know that if we allow it to be threatened anywhere then we risk it collapsing everywhere. This is the nature of our Union” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Helena Dalli ) : "We would have expected, however, a stronger commitment on exactly what Helena Dalli is going to be doing over the next five years, from a policy and legislative perspective," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Only if the external border is better protected will it be possible to keep the internal borders of the EU open," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Jurisdictions remains with the member states. The powers, equipment and arming of Frontex border guards will be limited," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "It is very regrettable that a regulation on distribution is still blocked by the Council of the European Union," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola told : "When Greta Thunberg, as the voice of her generation, asked politicians to panic, she was right. It is up to us whether we panic by running into a wall or by taking drastic action," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "I was returned as a representative of the people of Malta and Gozo with a stronger mandate to tackle these issues and to stand up for the European values that underpin our Union. The Group will look at every Member State and will seek to push for reforms where these are necessary. I expect the Group will again visit States, hold hearings and make specific recommendations. We will work on the previous mandate that looked at Malta and Slovakia in particular and assess what progress, if any, has been made since our report. Our interest is not to single out any State in particular - we will look at different systems in different States and make proposals to strengthen them where these are needed," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The entire system is flawed. Our habits and our throw-away society coupled with populist political short-termism will have tragic consequences on the lives and the health of our children and their children,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The entire system is flawed. Our habits and our throw-away society coupled with populist political short-termism will have tragic consequences on the lives and the health of our children and their children. When all the evidence shows us that the way we are consuming our natural resources on our planet is unsustainable, we have to have the courage to take the tough decisions we need. We did it with plastic, we managed to push through a ban of some of the worst products but it is time to go further and Europe can be the global leader in this,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We will work on the previous mandate that looked at Malta and Slovakia in particular and assess what progress, if any, has been made since our report. Our interest is not to single out any State in particular – we will look at different systems in different States and make proposals to strengthen them where these are needed,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Europe has seen two journalists assassinated with Daphne Caruana Galizia and Jan Kuciak both being brutally killed within months of each other. The Council of Europe has insisted on an independent inquiry that should be launched this month and Member States should join the call to ensure justice too,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We cannot accept that the next generation will have more plastic than fish in their seas,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I want my children’s generation to see Europe as the answer as much as it was for my parents,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I would like to see clear rules on search and rescue, on registration and even on returns,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "I am so pleased to have been elected and to have done so with all the support of my colleagues. It is an honour for me as someone representing Malta and Gozo to have been entrusted with this position. It mean that I will be able to put a Maltese stamp on crucial European legislation over the next five years and will work hard to repay the faith shown in me by people in Malta and Gozo. We will continue to punch above our weight in Europe and continue to overcome Malta's geographic realities. The issues we deal with in this Committee are politically sensitive, emotive and are always at the top of citizens' concerns across our countries in Europe. Be it security, terrorism, migration, asylum, rule of law, citizenship, privacy, borders, civil liberties or fundamental rights, our citizens look to us for answers. It is within the ethos of the European People's Party that we can find the answers to the questions our voters are asking of us. We must be able to distinguish ourselves from the left and from the far right side of the house by providing answers that are balanced, studied and rooted in our value system," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is an honour for me as someone representing Malta and Gozo to have been entrusted with this position,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “Be it security, terrorism, migration, asylum, rule of law, citizenship, privacy, borders, civil liberties or fundamental rights, our citizens look to us for answers,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “There has never been such environmental concern as there is today. The statistics show an unacceptable level of pollution. When you have every tree being uprooted to make way for roads, when you have clouds of smoke wherever you go, then obviously the environment should become a priority,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 24, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The PN is just with the vulnerable, stern with those who aren’t and strong with those who want to profit and abuse of a migrant crisis,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "The support given by Joseph Muscat and the Labour Party to Frans Timmermans isn't in the interest of Malta, its economy or its workers," "Timmermans' proposal will put investment in danger in Malta and will lead to lost jobs" External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : "If the institutions are found to be functioning well, the focus on that particular country will cease. I hope that, over the next five years, there does not remain a focus on the rule of law in Malta. This is what I intend to work for - restoring Malta's reputation," External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We have to revolutionise our thinking on single-use plastics. In Europe we manged to push through a ban on most plastics, but we need to take that thinking global. We need a universal treaty to end the environmental disaster caused by single-use plastics,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta led the world on climate change in 1988 at the United Nations, we can and we should do so again on plastic, let’s make Malta and Gozo the first Mediterranean plastic-free islands but to do that we need to understand that plastic is a global problem that can only be addressed by a global approach” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This should be addressed, and Gozitan businesses should be provided with additional flexibility, particularly when it comes EU funding rules for transport,” External link

gozonews Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “High transport costs, time delays and storage costs are major difficulties encountered by Gozitan businesses,” External link

gozonews Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “If we really want to see Gozo as a business hub, we must act and lighten the burden to do business in Gozo,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission must act. If national authorities fail, the EU must make it clear that the Union values of democracy and judicial independence are here for all Europeans” External link

theparliament Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “When I was elected as a Member of the European Parliament, I promised Maltese and Gozitans, that I will represent all their interests in the European Parliament be they students, entrepreneurs, families, elderly, environmentalists, athletes, employees, self-employed and employers,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “On immigration we need to keep working on all we have achieved and ensure that we are fair with those in need of protection; firm with those who are not and harsh with those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Only if the external border is better protected will it be possible to keep the internal borders of the EU open," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Jurisdictions remains with the member states. The powers, equipment and arming of Frontex border guards will be limited," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "It is very regrettable that a regulation on distribution is still blocked by the Council of the European Union," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It was no easy task to convince other political groups and the EU Governments to stop their rhetoric on immigration and security, and get down to business. Nevertheless, we convinced, and we managed. When I was tasked with drafting a new European Border and Coast Guard law, no one thought we would be here today less than six months later with a deal on the table,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I wanted a law which is fair with those in need of protection, firm with those who do not, and harsh with those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable. We can only address security and the challenges of migration if we keep this principle in mind,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola concluded : “This is a proud moment for me coming from Malta and Gozo - but it is a proud moment for Europe. Citizens asked and we delivered - in record time,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “When I was tasked with drafting a new European Border and Coast Guard law, no one thought we would be here today less than six months later with a deal on the table,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola afirmă : "Parlamentul European trebuie să indice cu claritate numeroasele cazuri de încălcare a statului de drept în România şi să pună presiune asupra autorităţilor române, precum şi a Comisiei Europene, să reacţioneze prompt la orice schimbări ale legii din România care ar submina valorile europene şi statul de drept în ţară" External link

hotnews-en Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Gozo’s particular characteristics mean that tailored solutions are needed to ensure that those people who want to stay in Gozo have all the opportunities they need here,” External link

gozonews Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “This is what this resolution is all about: making sure that all Member States protect our values. From our visits to Malta and Slovakia, it is clear that important changes are needed, and they should be adopted quickly,” External link

theparliament Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We are the first generation of politicians who understand the full extent of the damage being done to our environment by single-use plastics, and we are already the last generation who can still do something about it. We must act now,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “75% of the marine litter in the world’s oceans is plastic. I represent Malta and Gozo - islands in the middle of the Mediterranean. We see the plastic on our beaches and in our fish every day. Most of it is single-use, unbiodegradable, plastic that remains in our eco-systems for centuries. It simply cannot continue at the current rate,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I am delighted that we have reached a provisional agreement on a new law that will address one of the major concerns of citizens across the union. The European Border and Coast Guard law will overhaul Europe's border management,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Most of it is single-use, unbiodegradable, plastic that remains in our eco-systems for centuries. It simply cannot continue at the current rate,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We can have the best legislation in the world but change must start from each individual. The impact of small decisions can be enormous,” “Imagine if instead of the usual plastic bags we still see everywhere, we use boxes or cloth; or if we stopped purchasing products covered in excessive, unnecessary, plastic packaging; or if instead of throwing away a disposable cup every time we have a coffee we use re-usable flasks; if instead of the usual plastic straws we give our children paper straws or ones made out of bamboo,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola argues : “gender quotas are merely a smokescreen which fail to tackle the core problem behind poor female representation in Malta; and that quotas would be a form of regression, which end up holding women back and create barriers for them in the future” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola noted : “You have to shuttle every single week and that is not always easy to do with a family and children, whether you are a man or a woman,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 8, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The government is not Malta. And Malta is not the government,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “This applies to both EU funding and issues of taxation,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I reiterate our concern as a nation with the moves towards tax harmonisation on a European level or any attempt to remove the concept of unanimity on this issue. The effect of this on the Maltese industry would be huge and disproportionate,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “With robust arguments, we can continue to resist,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is so moving to be here and to see thriving businesses, farms and waterpolo clubs reduced to rubble overnight. But the thing that struck me the most was the determination of those who lost everything to pick up and start again. There was no sense of hopelessness, just resolve to come back and to come back stronger. We will rebuild.” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola added ( about Commission ) : “This is a moment for coming together and I’ve been in constant contact over the last days with the highest levels of the European Commission to push for tangible European funds to help the rebuilding effort and with Government to ensure that as MEPs we will continue to do what we can to help. Europe has a role to play, and when disaster strikes in one State it often brings out the best of the spirit of solidarity within our community of nations. We will help Government with efforts to secure tangible European solidarity and to ensure not only funding but that we use all the tools we have as an EU Member State to make sure we are better prepared next time” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “the notion of quota-imposed token women does not help our cause, but holds women back and simply creates new barriers for the next generation of women to overcome” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We could start today’s discussions with the Governments only after we won some tough negotiations within the European Parliament. Different political groups had different agendas and priorities but long hours of debates, discussions and negotiations led us to a final and strong position. Now, I am making sure that what Parliament has agreed upon, is reflected in the final draft of the law after the negotiations with the Council. I am resolved to see this new pillar of legislation enacted before the elections and I determined to get it right” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Gender quotas simply paper over the cracks, give a false sense of security and do nothing to tackle the underlying problem with female representation in Malta and Gozo,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 1, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “Only then can we all be able to see, what should be self-evident, that a woman’s place is truly wherever she wants it to be,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 1, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We could start today’s discussions with the Governments only after we won some tough negotiations within the European Parliament” “Different political groups had different agendas and priorities but long hours of debates, discussions and negotiations led us to a final and strong position,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I don’t think we should discuss abortion in the context of Parliamentary elections,” “The left has a tendency to bring up the topic in the European Parliament in the context of LGBTIQ+ rights, which are not on the same spectrum. I do not agree with abortion” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 22, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This will mean that challenges faced by Malta could be addressed in Malta, and not in an office 3,000 kilometres away, in Warsaw,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, February 15, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta’s location at the southern border of the EU makes it vulnerable to challenges such as cross-border crime and irregular migration. Europe has a real-added value in this area. The new law which I guided through the European Parliament will tackle this. In all of this my guiding principle has been to be fair with those in need of protection, firm with those who do not, and harsh with those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This will mean that challenges faced by Malta could be addressed locally, and not in an office 3,000km away, in Warsaw,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta and Gozo’s location at the southern border of the European Union makes it vulnerable to challenges such as cross-border crime and irregular migration. Europe has a real-added value in this area,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This will mean that challenges faced by Malta could be addressed in Malta, and not in an office 3,000 kilometres away, in Warsaw,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “single use plastics are clogging our seas, killing our marine life and causing irreparable damage to Malta and Gozo’s natural environment” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “is a future which is extremely close, but it is time that we change the mentality of not just the consumer but also the producers of such products” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “75% of the marine litter in the world’s ocean is plastic, and Malta and Gozo are no different” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Single-use plastics are clogging our seas, killing our marine life and causing irreparable damage to Malta and Gozo’s natural environment,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 8, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “single-use plastics are clogging our seas, killing our marine life and causing irreparable damage to Malta and Gozo’s natural environment” External link

gozonews Friday, February 8, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola stated : “Most of it is single-use, unbiodegradable, plastic that remains in our eco-systems for centuries, harming our health, choking our fish and throttling our turtles,” “It simply cannot continue at the current rate. It is time for change – and it’s not only plastics, it’s our entire waste management system that needs updating and enforcing” External link

gozonews Friday, February 8, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola pointed out : “the impact of small decisions can be enormous. Imagine if instead of the usual plastic bags we still see everywhere, we use boxes or cloth; or if we stopped purchasing products covered in excessive, unnecessary, plastic packaging; or if instead of throwing away a coffee cup every time we have a hot drink we use re-usable flasks; if instead of the usual plastic straws we give our children paper straws or ones made out of bamboo; if instead of plastic confetti during our festas we go back to using paper. My point is that minuscule – almost unnoticeable – differences in our lifestyles could make a massive difference” External link

gozonews Friday, February 8, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer ) : “Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer reaffirmed her strong commitment to the European project in Brussels and she underlined the importance of Europe acting in unison,” “I found her pro-European, global, outlook important and refreshing in the age of rising populism around Europe” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “They’re telling him clearly to stop making a claim of some inexistent EU endorsement to flog his passports,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Sterilisation is a requirement for legal gender recognition in eight Member States, and 18 member states require a mental health diagnosis. We must do better,” External link

gozonews Friday, February 1, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "however the big lobby tries to sell it, selling citizenship has nothing to do with investment" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mep92.89%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
nationalist party mep1.52%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
member1.02%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
shadow minister for foreign affairs0.51%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister for foreign affairs0.51%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister2.03%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
mp0.51%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
shadow foreign minister0.51%EN10/20/201620/10/2016
spokesman for mep0.51%EN09/14/201614/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Roberta MetsolaEN97.66%
Roberta MetsolaMT1.87%
Roberta MetsolaFR0.47%


 
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Roberta Metsola said : “Having a joint effort between two of the world’s greatest forces in helping improve regulations in the digital world is a crucial step in the right direction. Only together can we build a better and safer future,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 21, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is true of course that a new administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris brings with it new hope of better cooperation, of new transatlantic hope, of optimism and a return to normality, but Europe’s role on the world stage cannot be undervalued,” “Our belief in liberal democracy, founded in values and the rule of law matters not just to all our citizens but to millions more people around the globe looking to us for hope,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 21, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Journalism should not come with a health warning or risk of financial ruin at the hands of crooks. Those who abuse our legal systems - often through forum shopping across borders - to try to silence journalists should find no protection in our Europe. It is time to boost our legislative armoury, and that is what we want to achieve with this cross-party, cross-committee report,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, June 21, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The aim of [these proceedings] is not to win, but to silence,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Freedom for journalists to do their job cannot be uncoupled from democracy. Protecting journalists means protecting our way of life” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola sublinhou : “O nosso objetivo é apenas um: a nossa União deve dar cobertura àqueles jornalistas que estão entre fogo cruzado, muitos dos quais não têm mais ninguém a quem recorrer. Porque, no final de contas, a Europa tem de estar ao lado daqueles que procuram a verdade, e os nossos valores devem ser protegidos pelas nossas leis” External link

24-sapo Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is a betrayal of Maltese and European values. It is a shocking slap in the face to the expectation of collegiately in the face of third-country aggression. It is a blow to all of those pushing for justice and respect for human rights under unimaginable pressure looking to the Parliament for support,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Roberta Metsola ) : “This can become a water-shed moment for journalism in Europe," Metsola said. "Journalists face threats of not only violence and murder but legal suits from unscrupulous actors who seek to silence media houses with the threat of vexatious lawsuits". SLAPP suits are cross-border legal threats intended to intimidate publishers by burdening them with large sums of money. "The consequences, particularly on smaller independent media houses are devastating and the knock on effect has a negative impact on our democracy and the public’s right to know” External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 19, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Today we are here to tell all those in the LGBTIQ community that this is your Europe too" External link

euobserver Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola told : “What we want out of this process is to give answers to the questions being asked and come up with suggestions to improve the way things are done,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Of course all political groups have put forward ideas for scrutiny on different matters in this regard across a number of member states. The door has not been closed to look into any concerns, and we are open to all points including this issue,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We can see what was said about Daphne Caruana Galizia before she was murdered, or when a young woman journalist is savaged for asking a question,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We can see what was said about Daphne Caruana Galizia before she was murdered, or when a young woman journalist is savaged for asking a question,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 5, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola déclaré : "C'est un immense honneur d'avoir été élue première vice-présidente. Je continuerai d'être une voix forte pour les citoyens de l'UE et pour Malte, et d'oeuvrer pour jeter des ponts par-delà les clivages politiques. Avec la relance économique et sanitaire suite à la pandémie de COVID-19, les menaces terroristes, les négociations sur le Brexit, un nouveau Président américain, la situation au Bélarus, les défis migratoires permanents et un nouveau cadre sur l'État de droit, qui sont tous des sujets prioritaires, je continuerai, avec le Président Sassoli et les autres vice-présidents, à oeuvrer pour que le Parlement demeure un lien fort entre les citoyens et le processus décisionnel européen" External link

newspress Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "This is a role that I look forward to and I am determined to use the new responsibilities I am afforded to continue to be a strong voice for European citizens, for Malta and Gozo and continue to work to build bridges across the political divide. " External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Being elected Vice-President of the European Parliament is such an honour. It means a great deal and I will work hard to continue to build bridges between citizens and the European decision-making process,” External link

bay Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I'm not sure what is more worrying, that he believes I am all powerful or that he truly has no idea how these things work. Totally out of his depth” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “That is why the new mechanism is crucial because it will put all countries on the same page,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “That any Jew or Catholic, atheist or devout of any religion – could do the same. That we could all feel safe, in every little down across our Europe. That straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or non-binary, you are free to live your life without fear, without recrimination, without arrest. Because that is what our Europe is,” External link

bay Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "These have been days of soul searching, tough discussions and difficult negotiations. There is consensus that there needs to be one candidate going forward - our Party will simply not survive another drawn out destructive leadership contest. It is clear to me that with the way things have progressed my candidature will force a long-drawn out process that will damage not heal. Leadership is also about doing the right thing even when it is hard and I’ve taken the hard decision to not be a candidate at this time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "These have been days of soul searching, tough discussions and difficult negotiations. There is consensus that there needs to be one candidate going forward - our Party will simply not survive another drawn out destructive leadership contest. It is clear to me that with the way things have progressed my candidature will force a long-drawn out process that will damage not heal. Leadership is also about doing the right thing even when it is hard and I’ve taken the hard decision to not be a candidate at this time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "These have been days of soul searching, tough discussions and difficult negotiations. There is consensus that there needs to be one candidate going forward - our Party will simply not survive another drawn out destructive leadership contest. It is clear to me that with the way things have progressed my candidature will force a long-drawn out process that will damage not heal. Leadership is also about doing the right thing even when it is hard and I’ve taken the hard decision to not be a candidate at this time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I am considering all options and ruling out nothing. Just as I always said and did, I am ready to serve wherever I am needed,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola wrote : “In the coming hours, we have to discuss where we want to arrive rather from where we are departing. I wish that the way forward towards a serious, strengthened, credible party that includes everyone is charted through profound and respectful dialogue, so that we can start working for unity and heal the wounds,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola wrote : “I am not interested in more of the same... my view remains clear: we change or we die,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola ( about Our Party ) : “I wanted to get into politics to do what I can for people of my generation to have a voice and to have someone who speaks to them and to the issues we care deeply about. That is why I am in politics. This is not and has never been about anyone’s personal ambitions or goals, least of all mine. Our country needs a stronger PN now more than ever. Our party needs to heal before we can convince anyone that we are a credible government-in-waiting and I as I have always done will play my part in that healing process” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Now we need the Parliament to act - it must immediately change the law and send out a strong signal that women will not be discriminated against" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Telling people to simply go back to their places of work without straight answers as to what will happen to their children is unworkable and unfair,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola wrote ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “It is Muscat who has betrayed his country” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “56 migrants have been saved in the Mediterranean and are now on a State-chartered Maltese ship. Their lives and immediate health are not at risk. It is a temporary measure. It is not an answer. We need permanent instruments” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “No one should die at sea,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "despite a slow start the face of Europe was shown in the patients from Bergamo being hospitalised in Bavaria, Romanian doctors heading to Italy, equipment from Lithuania to Spain, Maltese and Italian designers now sewing surgical masks" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, April 17, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We cannot be afraid to spend today... if we are talking about economic good we must be talking about social good,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "That means doing everything we can to minimise the contagion, keep Europe’s supply lines functioning, ensure our healthcare systems have all the support they need and safeguard jobs at this critical time," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We know that many businesses big, small or micro - in Malta, Gozo and across Europe - will face difficulties because of the outbreak and we must ensure that they have access to emergency funds to recover, and to recover quickly. The impact on the economy will be more acutely felt in smaller tourism-dependent States like Malta and Gozo. We want a European stimulus package, increased EIB-supported loan facilities to support our economies and the political understanding that Member States must be able to have the flexibility to adapt State aid rules, for a limited period of time, to support pillars of our economy and those businesses who need it the most” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The EU’s response to the coronavirus is rightly top of its agenda, and we need coordinated action to ensure that European healthcare systems have all the resources they require to deal with the increased pressure. European Union solidarity mechanisms and funding must be made immediately available to the worst affected regions. We have to work together,” “We cannot allow scaremongering to cloud our judgement but we must be responsible. Disease knows no borders and we need to make sure European rules can respond to both the immediate health concerns and the impact on our economies and people’s livelihoods,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I want to achieve a situation where Malta and other island states facing insularity issues are excluded from a controversial clause in the EU’s mobility package,” “For Malta, Cyprus and even Ireland to a certain extent, forcing trucks to return to the company’s headquarters every eight weeks would place a hugely disproportionate burden on businesses and a distortion of the internal market that could indirectly favour companies based outside island jurisdictions” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “For the Maltese context, as an island nation - like Cyprus - the rules simply do not make sense and will place a disproportionate burden on local businesses. It will come at a huge cost and indirectly favour those companies based outside island jurisdictions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “What I want is to see Malta and Cyprus specifically excluded from these clauses and our insularity taken into consideration. We are not too late, it is not impossible. This is expected to go to vote in June and we have time to submit amendments on these lines,” “This is an issue on which we must work across Party lines to solve along with Maltese diplomats. I will be meeting the affected haulage companies in the coming days in Malta. We have to work together to find solutions” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I am delighted to have been nominated, it has been a particularly hectic year both in terms of negotiating new legislation, standing for elections and in pushing forward reforms on a European level. It is an honour to be nominated for this prestigious award for a third time. When I was first elected to the European Parliament, I was determined to show that the geographic realities of Malta are no barrier for our determination as a country or as a people. I hope this nomination will go a small way in showing people - particularly young women - that it is the strength of your arguments that matters more than the volume of your voice,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "We need this scourge of our society to be tackled with the seriousness it deserves," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola stated ( about Joseph Muscat ) : "We want the world to know that we are not all cut from the same cloth as Joseph Muscat and the criminals he empowers. They tried to intimidate, threaten and silence by calling rallies to denounce us as traitors. But we knew then what the world knows now and we refused to give in. When the world looks at Malta, they should see our true face: A proud people standing up. Muscat is still trying to cling to power for at least another 30 days of chaos: interfering, influencing and contaminating the investigation. He must resign immediately if our country stands any chance of moving forward" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Joseph Muscat ) : “We want the world to know that we are not all cut from the same cloth as Joseph Muscat and the criminals he empowers. They tried to intimidate, threaten and silence by calling rallies to denounce us as traitors. But we knew then what the world knows now and we refused to give in,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "nothing can ever be the same again" External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We need to be united and look at the systemic risks, at what has led politicians and influential people to think they are above the law,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola told ( about Keith Schembri ) : "When I asked him point blank if he felt betrayed by Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister said yes," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, December 6, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "On a personal level, coming from Malta, I am determined to use this platform to show that the disgraced Keith Schembri, Joseph Muscat and Konrad Mizzi do not define the Maltese population," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola stated : “Corruption kills. Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated because she exposed corruption at the highest levels of Government,” External link

gozonews Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The prime minister gave me a one-word answer: yes. He then went on to try and say he made a number of misjudgements and so he has to carry political responsibility for that,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The prime minister gave me a one-word answer: yes. He then went on to try and say he made a number of misjudgements and so he has to carry political responsibility for that,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “It is not only the new standing corps of 10,000 additional people, this regulation means that crucially the effectiveness of our return operations for those people who are not eligible for protection will improve dramatically. This new agency will now be able to help Member States in the identification of irregular migrants and help in the assessment and procurement of travel documents and help in their return to their countries of origin,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, November 15, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta and Gozo need to move faster on adapting their economy away from a linear model towards a model of sustainability,” External link

gozonews Friday, October 25, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “They created hundreds of new jobs, solved a problem and generated economic growth. We need to think in these terms, if we are to move forward,” External link

gozonews Friday, October 25, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “You have been entrusted with a portfolio that is a fundamental pillar of the European project. The rule of law is the basis for everything that we do here and we know that if we allow it to be threatened anywhere then we risk it collapsing everywhere. This is the nature of our Union” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Helena Dalli ) : "We would have expected, however, a stronger commitment on exactly what Helena Dalli is going to be doing over the next five years, from a policy and legislative perspective," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Only if the external border is better protected will it be possible to keep the internal borders of the EU open," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Jurisdictions remains with the member states. The powers, equipment and arming of Frontex border guards will be limited," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "It is very regrettable that a regulation on distribution is still blocked by the Council of the European Union," External link

dw-en Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola told : "When Greta Thunberg, as the voice of her generation, asked politicians to panic, she was right. It is up to us whether we panic by running into a wall or by taking drastic action," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "I was returned as a representative of the people of Malta and Gozo with a stronger mandate to tackle these issues and to stand up for the European values that underpin our Union. The Group will look at every Member State and will seek to push for reforms where these are necessary. I expect the Group will again visit States, hold hearings and make specific recommendations. We will work on the previous mandate that looked at Malta and Slovakia in particular and assess what progress, if any, has been made since our report. Our interest is not to single out any State in particular - we will look at different systems in different States and make proposals to strengthen them where these are needed," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The entire system is flawed. Our habits and our throw-away society coupled with populist political short-termism will have tragic consequences on the lives and the health of our children and their children,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The entire system is flawed. Our habits and our throw-away society coupled with populist political short-termism will have tragic consequences on the lives and the health of our children and their children. When all the evidence shows us that the way we are consuming our natural resources on our planet is unsustainable, we have to have the courage to take the tough decisions we need. We did it with plastic, we managed to push through a ban of some of the worst products but it is time to go further and Europe can be the global leader in this,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We will work on the previous mandate that looked at Malta and Slovakia in particular and assess what progress, if any, has been made since our report. Our interest is not to single out any State in particular – we will look at different systems in different States and make proposals to strengthen them where these are needed,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Europe has seen two journalists assassinated with Daphne Caruana Galizia and Jan Kuciak both being brutally killed within months of each other. The Council of Europe has insisted on an independent inquiry that should be launched this month and Member States should join the call to ensure justice too,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We cannot accept that the next generation will have more plastic than fish in their seas,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I want my children’s generation to see Europe as the answer as much as it was for my parents,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I would like to see clear rules on search and rescue, on registration and even on returns,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, July 12, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "I am so pleased to have been elected and to have done so with all the support of my colleagues. It is an honour for me as someone representing Malta and Gozo to have been entrusted with this position. It mean that I will be able to put a Maltese stamp on crucial European legislation over the next five years and will work hard to repay the faith shown in me by people in Malta and Gozo. We will continue to punch above our weight in Europe and continue to overcome Malta's geographic realities. The issues we deal with in this Committee are politically sensitive, emotive and are always at the top of citizens' concerns across our countries in Europe. Be it security, terrorism, migration, asylum, rule of law, citizenship, privacy, borders, civil liberties or fundamental rights, our citizens look to us for answers. It is within the ethos of the European People's Party that we can find the answers to the questions our voters are asking of us. We must be able to distinguish ourselves from the left and from the far right side of the house by providing answers that are balanced, studied and rooted in our value system," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is an honour for me as someone representing Malta and Gozo to have been entrusted with this position,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “Be it security, terrorism, migration, asylum, rule of law, citizenship, privacy, borders, civil liberties or fundamental rights, our citizens look to us for answers,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “There has never been such environmental concern as there is today. The statistics show an unacceptable level of pollution. When you have every tree being uprooted to make way for roads, when you have clouds of smoke wherever you go, then obviously the environment should become a priority,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 24, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The PN is just with the vulnerable, stern with those who aren’t and strong with those who want to profit and abuse of a migrant crisis,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "The support given by Joseph Muscat and the Labour Party to Frans Timmermans isn't in the interest of Malta, its economy or its workers," "Timmermans' proposal will put investment in danger in Malta and will lead to lost jobs" External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : "If the institutions are found to be functioning well, the focus on that particular country will cease. I hope that, over the next five years, there does not remain a focus on the rule of law in Malta. This is what I intend to work for - restoring Malta's reputation," External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 3, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We have to revolutionise our thinking on single-use plastics. In Europe we manged to push through a ban on most plastics, but we need to take that thinking global. We need a universal treaty to end the environmental disaster caused by single-use plastics,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta led the world on climate change in 1988 at the United Nations, we can and we should do so again on plastic, let’s make Malta and Gozo the first Mediterranean plastic-free islands but to do that we need to understand that plastic is a global problem that can only be addressed by a global approach” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 3, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This should be addressed, and Gozitan businesses should be provided with additional flexibility, particularly when it comes EU funding rules for transport,” External link

gozonews Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “High transport costs, time delays and storage costs are major difficulties encountered by Gozitan businesses,” External link

gozonews Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “If we really want to see Gozo as a business hub, we must act and lighten the burden to do business in Gozo,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission must act. If national authorities fail, the EU must make it clear that the Union values of democracy and judicial independence are here for all Europeans” External link

theparliament Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “When I was elected as a Member of the European Parliament, I promised Maltese and Gozitans, that I will represent all their interests in the European Parliament be they students, entrepreneurs, families, elderly, environmentalists, athletes, employees, self-employed and employers,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “On immigration we need to keep working on all we have achieved and ensure that we are fair with those in need of protection; firm with those who are not and harsh with those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Only if the external border is better protected will it be possible to keep the internal borders of the EU open," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "Jurisdictions remains with the member states. The powers, equipment and arming of Frontex border guards will be limited," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "It is very regrettable that a regulation on distribution is still blocked by the Council of the European Union," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It was no easy task to convince other political groups and the EU Governments to stop their rhetoric on immigration and security, and get down to business. Nevertheless, we convinced, and we managed. When I was tasked with drafting a new European Border and Coast Guard law, no one thought we would be here today less than six months later with a deal on the table,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I wanted a law which is fair with those in need of protection, firm with those who do not, and harsh with those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable. We can only address security and the challenges of migration if we keep this principle in mind,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola concluded : “This is a proud moment for me coming from Malta and Gozo - but it is a proud moment for Europe. Citizens asked and we delivered - in record time,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “When I was tasked with drafting a new European Border and Coast Guard law, no one thought we would be here today less than six months later with a deal on the table,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola afirmă : "Parlamentul European trebuie să indice cu claritate numeroasele cazuri de încălcare a statului de drept în România şi să pună presiune asupra autorităţilor române, precum şi a Comisiei Europene, să reacţioneze prompt la orice schimbări ale legii din România care ar submina valorile europene şi statul de drept în ţară" External link

hotnews-en Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Gozo’s particular characteristics mean that tailored solutions are needed to ensure that those people who want to stay in Gozo have all the opportunities they need here,” External link

gozonews Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “This is what this resolution is all about: making sure that all Member States protect our values. From our visits to Malta and Slovakia, it is clear that important changes are needed, and they should be adopted quickly,” External link

theparliament Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We are the first generation of politicians who understand the full extent of the damage being done to our environment by single-use plastics, and we are already the last generation who can still do something about it. We must act now,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “75% of the marine litter in the world’s oceans is plastic. I represent Malta and Gozo - islands in the middle of the Mediterranean. We see the plastic on our beaches and in our fish every day. Most of it is single-use, unbiodegradable, plastic that remains in our eco-systems for centuries. It simply cannot continue at the current rate,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I am delighted that we have reached a provisional agreement on a new law that will address one of the major concerns of citizens across the union. The European Border and Coast Guard law will overhaul Europe's border management,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Most of it is single-use, unbiodegradable, plastic that remains in our eco-systems for centuries. It simply cannot continue at the current rate,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We can have the best legislation in the world but change must start from each individual. The impact of small decisions can be enormous,” “Imagine if instead of the usual plastic bags we still see everywhere, we use boxes or cloth; or if we stopped purchasing products covered in excessive, unnecessary, plastic packaging; or if instead of throwing away a disposable cup every time we have a coffee we use re-usable flasks; if instead of the usual plastic straws we give our children paper straws or ones made out of bamboo,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola argues : “gender quotas are merely a smokescreen which fail to tackle the core problem behind poor female representation in Malta; and that quotas would be a form of regression, which end up holding women back and create barriers for them in the future” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola noted : “You have to shuttle every single week and that is not always easy to do with a family and children, whether you are a man or a woman,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 8, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “The government is not Malta. And Malta is not the government,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “This applies to both EU funding and issues of taxation,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I reiterate our concern as a nation with the moves towards tax harmonisation on a European level or any attempt to remove the concept of unanimity on this issue. The effect of this on the Maltese industry would be huge and disproportionate,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “With robust arguments, we can continue to resist,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “It is so moving to be here and to see thriving businesses, farms and waterpolo clubs reduced to rubble overnight. But the thing that struck me the most was the determination of those who lost everything to pick up and start again. There was no sense of hopelessness, just resolve to come back and to come back stronger. We will rebuild.” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola added ( about Commission ) : “This is a moment for coming together and I’ve been in constant contact over the last days with the highest levels of the European Commission to push for tangible European funds to help the rebuilding effort and with Government to ensure that as MEPs we will continue to do what we can to help. Europe has a role to play, and when disaster strikes in one State it often brings out the best of the spirit of solidarity within our community of nations. We will help Government with efforts to secure tangible European solidarity and to ensure not only funding but that we use all the tools we have as an EU Member State to make sure we are better prepared next time” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “the notion of quota-imposed token women does not help our cause, but holds women back and simply creates new barriers for the next generation of women to overcome” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We could start today’s discussions with the Governments only after we won some tough negotiations within the European Parliament. Different political groups had different agendas and priorities but long hours of debates, discussions and negotiations led us to a final and strong position. Now, I am making sure that what Parliament has agreed upon, is reflected in the final draft of the law after the negotiations with the Council. I am resolved to see this new pillar of legislation enacted before the elections and I determined to get it right” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:05:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Gender quotas simply paper over the cracks, give a false sense of security and do nothing to tackle the underlying problem with female representation in Malta and Gozo,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 1, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola added : “Only then can we all be able to see, what should be self-evident, that a woman’s place is truly wherever she wants it to be,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 1, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “We could start today’s discussions with the Governments only after we won some tough negotiations within the European Parliament” “Different political groups had different agendas and priorities but long hours of debates, discussions and negotiations led us to a final and strong position,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “I don’t think we should discuss abortion in the context of Parliamentary elections,” “The left has a tendency to bring up the topic in the European Parliament in the context of LGBTIQ+ rights, which are not on the same spectrum. I do not agree with abortion” External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 22, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This will mean that challenges faced by Malta could be addressed in Malta, and not in an office 3,000 kilometres away, in Warsaw,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, February 15, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta’s location at the southern border of the EU makes it vulnerable to challenges such as cross-border crime and irregular migration. Europe has a real-added value in this area. The new law which I guided through the European Parliament will tackle this. In all of this my guiding principle has been to be fair with those in need of protection, firm with those who do not, and harsh with those who seek to exploit the most vulnerable,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This will mean that challenges faced by Malta could be addressed locally, and not in an office 3,000km away, in Warsaw,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Malta and Gozo’s location at the southern border of the European Union makes it vulnerable to challenges such as cross-border crime and irregular migration. Europe has a real-added value in this area,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “This will mean that challenges faced by Malta could be addressed in Malta, and not in an office 3,000 kilometres away, in Warsaw,” External link

gozonews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “single use plastics are clogging our seas, killing our marine life and causing irreparable damage to Malta and Gozo’s natural environment” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “is a future which is extremely close, but it is time that we change the mentality of not just the consumer but also the producers of such products” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “75% of the marine litter in the world’s ocean is plastic, and Malta and Gozo are no different” External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Single-use plastics are clogging our seas, killing our marine life and causing irreparable damage to Malta and Gozo’s natural environment,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, February 8, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “single-use plastics are clogging our seas, killing our marine life and causing irreparable damage to Malta and Gozo’s natural environment” External link

gozonews Friday, February 8, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola stated : “Most of it is single-use, unbiodegradable, plastic that remains in our eco-systems for centuries, harming our health, choking our fish and throttling our turtles,” “It simply cannot continue at the current rate. It is time for change – and it’s not only plastics, it’s our entire waste management system that needs updating and enforcing” External link

gozonews Friday, February 8, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola pointed out : “the impact of small decisions can be enormous. Imagine if instead of the usual plastic bags we still see everywhere, we use boxes or cloth; or if we stopped purchasing products covered in excessive, unnecessary, plastic packaging; or if instead of throwing away a coffee cup every time we have a hot drink we use re-usable flasks; if instead of the usual plastic straws we give our children paper straws or ones made out of bamboo; if instead of plastic confetti during our festas we go back to using paper. My point is that minuscule – almost unnoticeable – differences in our lifestyles could make a massive difference” External link

gozonews Friday, February 8, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said ( about Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer ) : “Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer reaffirmed her strong commitment to the European project in Brussels and she underlined the importance of Europe acting in unison,” “I found her pro-European, global, outlook important and refreshing in the age of rising populism around Europe” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “They’re telling him clearly to stop making a claim of some inexistent EU endorsement to flog his passports,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : “Sterilisation is a requirement for legal gender recognition in eight Member States, and 18 member states require a mental health diagnosis. We must do better,” External link

gozonews Friday, February 1, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Roberta Metsola said : "however the big lobby tries to sell it, selling citizenship has nothing to do with investment" External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mep92.89%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
nationalist party mep1.52%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
member1.02%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
shadow minister for foreign affairs0.51%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister for foreign affairs0.51%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister2.03%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
mp0.51%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
shadow foreign minister0.51%EN10/20/201620/10/2016
spokesman for mep0.51%EN09/14/201614/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Roberta MetsolaEN97.66%
Roberta MetsolaMT1.87%
Roberta MetsolaFR0.47%


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