The Malta Independent 25 August 2019, Sunday

The Most likely to secure a seat in Brussels

Malta Independent Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 00:00 Last update: about 6 years ago

Simon Busuttil – elected on first count

A lawyer by profession, Dr Simon Busuttil specialised in European affairs and has followed EU affairs on a professional basis since 1994. In 1999 he set up the Malta-EU Information Centre (MIC) and led the public communications campaign ahead of Malta’s referendum on EU membership. He was a member of Malta’s core negotiating group during the EU accession negotiations. Simon Busuttil’s re-election was confirmed as soon as the vote sorting started, obtaining the largest number of votes in this election.

David Casa

The PN limelight went on David Casa, after Simon Busuttil got elected. He was elected in the first MEP election in June 2004. Prior to that he was one of the founding members and subsequently Secretary General of the Moviment Iva, an organisation which played a fundamental role in the campaign in favour of Malta’s accession to the European Union in the run-up to the referendum on the subject. He was also involved in the banking sector.

Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas

Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas is a lawyer specialised in European Law and Politics. She served as Malta’s legal and judicial cooperation attaché within the permanent representation of Malta to the European Union since 2004. Her experience paved the way to being closely involved in the negotiation and drafting of the Constitutional Treaty and, later, the Lisbon Treaty – two experiences that helped her shape the view on European politics and understand the role of the European Parliament.

Louis Grech

Louis Grech is the head of the PL delegation in the European Parliament since 2004. As an economist, Louis Grech was one of the first pioneers in the setting up and formation of national flag carrier Air Malta and contributed in various sectors of tourism industry in Malta. In 2007 the European League of Geneva voted him as the best Maltese Member of the European Parliament for the year 2006,

Edward Scicluna

He was appointed Professor and head of the department of economics at the University of Malta and served on various committees namely as Chairman on the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD). On a European level he served as a board member of the National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC) and two years ago the EU Commission appointed him as a Euro expert.

Joseph Cuschieri

Joseph Cuschieri started his political career as local councillor and deputy mayor of St Julian’s. In September 2008, he ceded his parliamentary seat to his party’s leader, former MEP Dr Joseph Muscat, who was still not an MP, thus enabling him to take up his constitutional role as leader of the Opposition.

Marlene Mizzi

She occupied the chairmanship of Sea Malta Company Ltd in 1997 for nine years. She has a wide ranging working experience in manufacturing, retail, insurance, and banking. Presently she is reading for a doctoral degree in corporate governance. In 1998 she was elected to the Board of Directors of Bank of Valletta. She was the only female member elected to the Council as well as to have occupied an Officer’s post of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise until the merger of the Chamber with the Federation of Industry in January 2009.

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