Roberta Metsola

One week to unveil Friends of Europe’s EYL40 Class of 2024

The countdown is under way to unveil the 2024 class of the European Young Leaders (EYL40). Motivated by the urgent need to tackle the increasing disconnect between citizens and policymakers, and to rebuild the trust that is vital to democracies, Friends of Europe launched the EYL40 leadership programme in 2012. The EYL40 Class of 2024 will be unveiled on 22 January.

Roberta Metsola on Bulgaria’s Schengen membership: Expect a Positive Decision

"A positive decision on the enlargement of Schengen with Bulgaria and Romania should be expected by the end of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, which ends by the end of the year." This was stated by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola.

The President of the EP condemned the Attack on the House of Europe in Bulgaria

The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, condemned the attack on the House of Europe* building in Sofia.

"The building housing the European Parliament Liaison Office in Sofia was targeted by vandals unhappy with our stance in support of Ukraine.

Way paved to strip MEPs Kaili, Spyraki of immunity

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola is expected to announce the launch on Wednesday of the procedure for the waiver of the immunity of Greek MEPs Eva Kaili and Maria Spyraki. 

The announcement during a Plenary of the European Parliament on Wednesday follows a request by the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

When leading a parliament includes helping the police raid lawmakers

Roberta Metsola achieved a number of firsts when she was elected president of the European Parliament a year ago.

She was the first person from Malta, the smallest European Union country, to hold the job; the first woman in 20 years; and, at 43, the youngest president in the Parliament's history.