Country: Malta
  • BRU:
    ASP 10E140 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845686
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849686
  • STR:
    LOW T10014 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175686
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179686
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Petitions
  • Coordinator - Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Member - Terrorism
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - United States
  • Member - Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Member - Partit Nazzjonalista
  • Substitute - Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Substitute - Australia, New Zealand
  • Substitute - Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Curriculum vitae

Roberta Metsola was first elected to the European Parliament in 2013, becoming one of Malta's first female Members of the European Parliament. She was re-elected as an MEP with a record amount of votes for a female candidate in 2014. Professionally she is a lawyer who has specialised in European law and politics.

Dr Metsola served within the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union from 2004 to 2012 as Malta’s Legal and Judicial Cooperation Attaché and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Unit there. Following that, she joined the team of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, as a legal advisor. She left that role to fill the vacant seat of current Opposition Leader in Malta, Simon Busuttil, as an MEP. In her student years, she was highly active in various organisations, acting as the Secretary-General for the European Democrat Student organisation between 2002-2003. 

Born in 1979, Roberta Metsola is married to Ukko Metsola and is the mother of three young boys. She graduated from the University of Malta and the College of Europe in Bruges.



20.10.2016 - 12:13

Removing obstacles to the freedom of movement

Freedom of movement is a fundamental right for EU citizens, that allows them to travel, live and work in other EU countries. It is one of the greatest successes of the Union to date. However, through the European Parliament’s Committee on...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
31.05.2016 - 14:48

A child's best interests must come first

A child's best interests should always come first in cross-border EU cases regarding custody, familial breakdown or other child welfare issues, according to EPP Group Members of the Committee on Petitions. Protecting the best interests of the...
Situation in the Mediterranean
19.01.2016 - 14:15

Roberta Metsola maps out EU plan on migration

When, last year, we were tasked with preparing a bi-partisan approach to the European Parliament’s response to migration, we knew it would be challenging. We did not know that we would be doing this in the midst of the worst refugee crisis...


Press releases

Photo of child sitting on steps of rundown home
05.05.2018 - 11:16

Being pro-life must also mean protecting children

Whilst calling for all necessary security verification procedures to be in place, MEP Roberta Metsola said that unaccompanied children fleeing war and starvation need guardianship not prison guards...
Statue for Daphne Caruana Galizia
03.05.2018 - 17:59

We will not stop fighting for truth and justice

Artwork by Maltese artist in honour of Daphne Caruana Galizia unveiled in the European Parliament on World Press Freedom Day In an emotional meeting with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s parents,...
ALS campaigner Bjorn Formosa
02.05.2018 - 09:30

Bjorn Formosa nominated for the European Citizens’ Prize

Five Maltese Members of the European Parliament - David Casa, Miriam Dalli, Roberta Metsola, Marlene Mizzi and Francis Zammit Dimech - have joined forces to nominate ALS activist Bjorn Formosa for...



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