European Parliament President Roberta Metsola is celebrating her 44th birthday as well as the one year anniversary since her inauguration as President.
To honour her trail-blazing career in local and international politics, we have complied a small list of six key moments from her tenure to showcase all that she has done in this prestigious position!
She was the first Maltese person to become President of the EU Parliament!
This also made her the highest ranking politician in Maltese history!
Metsola became the most senior EU official to visit war-torn Ukraine ever since Putin’s Russia launched their invasion.
Her support for Ukraine earned her the Order of Princess Olga by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
One of her contributions to help Ukrainians during such times was to launch the ‘Generators of Hope’ initiative with U2’s Bono.
She also recently became the first EP President to personally oversee police raids on other MEPs to address various scandals pertaining to corruption.