The EPP Group in the European Parliament congratulates Roberta Metsola MEP on her election as the new President of the European Parliament for the second half of this mandate. "She will open the next chapter for the European Parliament after the first half of the mandate was marked by pandemic disruptions", said EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP after today's election.
“The result shows that our candidate was convincing. Roberta Metsola presented the right initiatives to make Europe more democratic and to strengthen the European Parliament. She is the youngest President ever of an EU Institution and comes from the smallest EU country. And after 20 years, a woman is finally again elected President. We are proud she was our candidate to lead this House", continued Weber.
“In the remaining two and a half years before the next elections, we have crucial decisions ahead of us. We need Europe's economy to create more jobs, to become more competitive, to become carbon-neutral and to set new rules for the digital world. Today’s election in the first round shows that the constructive majority of this Institution wants to work together. It represents pro-European common sense in extremely challenging times.”
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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 177 Members from all EU Member States