EU: Roberta Metzola expresses intention to run for EP presidency

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Malta’s first vice-president and MEP of the European People’s Party (EPP) Roberta Metzola expressed her intention to run for the presidency of the European Parliament. According to a source from the EPP, Ms. Metsola contacted her colleagues in the European People’s Party to inform them that she wants to run for the presidency. In an e-mail sent to her colleagues and made available to APE-MPE, Roberta Metzola said that “the next two and a half years will be crucial for the European Parliament and for the European venture. The political model we have developed in Europe has led to our continent of democracy, prosperity and equality, but if we want to take Europe to the level that our people deserve, we must now unite to forge something even stronger – something that motivates a more skeptical public to believe again in Europe”. He emphasized the need to ensure that citizens took joint action “as Europe faces hybrid attacks on its borders”, and emphasized the importance of tackling the climate crisis, job creation, innovation and the protection of freedoms.

At the same time, Roberta Metzola stressed that “Parliament needs a strong voice, a voice that conveys the concerns and expectations of EU citizens to the significant challenges that exist”. Finally, he referred to the importance of building alliances. The election of the EPP candidate to run for the presidency of the European Parliament for the next half of his term will take place on 24 November.

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