Metsola to co-lead EU Rule of Law Group

Metsola

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Maltese Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola has been selected as one of two parliaments selected lead the newly established European Parliamentary Rule of Law Monitoring Group.

The group’s mandate has been extended until 2022 and is aimed at assessing threats to democracy, corruption and human rights violations within member states.

Along with Slovak MEP Vladimír Bilčík, Metsola said they would be assessing the effectiveness of different processes in member states and thus ‘make proposals to strengthen them where these are needed.’

‘I was returned as a representative of the people of Malta and Gozo with a stronger mandate to tackle these issues and to stand up for the European values that underpin our Union. The group will look at every Member State and will seek to push for reforms where these are necessary. I expect the Group will again visit States, hold hearings and make specific recommendations,’ Metsola added.