Congratulations, Roberta Metsola President of the European Parliament

Jan 18, 2022

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Photo taken from Roberta Metsola’s official Facebook page

Politician and lawyer, Roberta Metsola, has just been elected President of the European Parliament following a nomination by the European People’s Party and a successful campaign in the race to presidency. Considered as one of the EU’s most important positions, this is also one of the most prestigious political roles a Maltese person has ever had.

Long before she dreamt of a successful career in law and politics, she was an Arts student attending our Sixth Form from 1995 – 1997, where she studied languages in preparation for a course in law.

Below: Roberta Tedesco Triccas (now Metsola) as featured in her second year’s student photo collage (1995 – 1996) displayed at our Sixth Form

       

Fr Jimmy Bartolo sj, our Rector, refers to Pope Francis’s observation on politics as having the potential to be ‘the highest form of charity’, and wishes Metsola,

to use her power as President to do good, and always think and work for the common good, particularly for those who are marginalised or neglected in society, in Europe and elsewhere. We need politicians who think about the common good, who are ethical, and use their values to do good in society.

Ms Gabriella Abela, Head of Sixth Form, recalls:

I remember Roberta as a hard-working, lively student, passionate about the world around her and always ready to debate ideas. Wishing her all the very best in this new role where she can put all her energies to make a difference, with competence, compassion and understanding.

We wish Roberta Metsola a happy birthday and the very best of luck as President of the European Parliament!

 

 

 

 

 

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