Listed as ‘the young gun’, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has been listed on Politico’s Class of 2024.
The annual ranking covers the most influential people in Europe, divided into three categories – doers, disrupters and dreamers. Metsola was listed on the latter list and praised for the way she led the EU Parliament during challenging times.
‘Metsola came out of the gates strong, becoming the first president of an EU institution to visit Ukraine after Vladimir Putin launched his lethal invasion (and strongly championing the war-struck country’s efforts to join the EU since)’, wrote Politico.
‘Perhaps Metsola’s most challenging mission has been to steer her institution through the Qatargate scandal the year before the EU election, amid lurid revelations that MEPs allegedly took bribes from Qatar and Morocco.’
‘Over the past two years, Metsola has steered the institution through turbulent times and positioned herself as a credible candidate for a second term.’