Roberta Metsola was Malta’s most active MEP during the past five years, and the popular party’s fourth most engaged, according to an online ranking site.
The PN MEP is the only Maltese one to make it with the top 30 parliamentarians – placing 27th most active overall.
The ranking was made public following the last European Parliament plenary session for the 2014-2019 legislature.
It takes into account every activity undertaken by all MEPs, including drafted laws, voting records, legal amendments, speeches, voting transparency and parliamentary roles.
Dr Metsola’s ranking places her at the very top of the EPP Group, just after President Antonio Tajani, Group Chairman Manfred Weber and British MEP Julie Girling.
During this past legislature, Dr Metsola won the MEP of the Year award twice and was named as one of the top 10 young leaders of the world in 2017.
Her office said that the PN MEP has also been “at the forefront of pushing forward a European agenda that suits the reality in Malta and Gozo”, keeping in touch with different stakeholders.
She recently managed to pass a new EU border security law that will see 10,000 additional border guards at Europe’s external borders.
For Dr Metsola it was always nice to receive acknowledgement for her work.
"To be recognised by such an authoritative forum is an honour, but even if we may not always agree, every Maltese MEP works hard for the people we represent.”
“When I was elected as an MEP, I promised Maltese and Gozitans that I will represent all their interests, work hard and always stand up for the values that distinguish us as Maltese – and I’m pleased that this has been recognised. Now it’s back to work.”