Thursday, December 8, 2022

European Parliament elects Maltese Roberta Metsola as new president

Brussels: Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been elected as president of the European Parliament (EP), the third woman elected to the post.

The 43-year-old lawyer by profession won in a landslide vote. She received an absolute majority of 458 votes out of 690 cast in the remote secret vote, Xinhua news agency reported.

She beat the Greens’ candidate, Alice Bah Kuhnke, who got 101 votes and The Left’s candidate, Sira Rego, who got 57 votes.

Metsola, who studied European law, has been a member of the European Parliament since 2013 and has been first vice president since November 2020.

She succeeds David Sassoli, who died last week at the age of 65, but who had already said he was not interested in another term of office.

In her first speech after the election, Metsola vowed to always stand up for Europe and its common values of democracy, dignity, justice, solidarity, equality, rule of law and fundamental rights.

“I will honor David Sassoli as president by always standing up for Europe,” she said. “I want people to recapture a sense of belief and enthusiasm for our project. A belief to make our shared space safer, fairer, juster and more equal.”

Metsola said she will strive to bring Europe closer to the people. “We must burst through the Strasbourg and Brussels bubble to bring Europe, its ideals and decisions, to people in different towns and villages across Europe.”

Turning to the challenges facing Europe and the world, Metsola said climate change was “ravaging our continent and our world,” and it was no longer a problem for another generation to deal with.

“The European Green Deal and the pledge to be the first carbon-free continent is the right answer,” she said.

On the economy, she said businesses need less bureaucracy and more chances to take the risks that will see Europe regain its competitive edge.

Related Articles

Apple ‘Never Considered’ Removing Twitter, Says Musk

0
San Francisco: After his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter chief Elon Musk on Thursday said that they have “resolved” misunderstandings over the micro-blogging...

Meta Fires Staff For Hijacking Facebook, Instagram Accounts

0
San Francisco: Meta has reportedly fired or disciplined over two dozen employees for hijacking Facebook and Instagram accounts over the past year. According to The Wall...

Voting begins for 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly polls

0
Polling began at 8 am on Thursday for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 out of the total 182 seats across...

‘Korean’ woman YouTuber harassed on Mumbai street

0
A video has surfaced showing a woman YouTuber, reportedly from South Korea, being sexually harassed by a man on a street in Mumbai. Police on...

National Paintings Exhibition Modi @20 Concluded

0
Bhubaneswar, Dt: 25.11 (From Kishore Dwibedi): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is playing a decisive role in making India Self reliant and Super Power, observed...

YouTube starts beta testing quiz feature for community posts

0
San Francisco, : YouTube has started testing a new feature which will allow creators to add quizzes to their community posts. The new feature is in...

Odisha assembly winter session begins

0
Bhubaneswar, : The winter session of the Odisha assembly began today with a somber note as the House condoled the death of two former...

Oppn To Raise Archana Nag Case In Winter Session Of Odisha...

0
Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties BJP and Congress will rake up the Archana Nag honeytrap case to corner the ruling BJD during the winter session of Odisha...

OSSC to fill up 7540 posts of high school teachers

0
Bhubaneswar, : The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) has invited applications for the post of Regular High School Teachers under Odisha School and Mass...

Bombing in Bhubaneswar, 2 youths hospitalized

0
Bhubaneswar, :  At least two youths have been critically injured in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday after a bomb was hurled at the duo. The incident took...

Australia Odia Samaj hosts Global Webinar on Mental Immunity

0
Canberra, : The audiences worldwide were completely moved and thoroughly overwhelmed by the divine discourse of renowned spiritual preacher Swami Mukundananda recently. Addressing the...

Odias in Netherlands Host Boat Sailing Ceremony

0
  Amsterdam(From Kishore Dwibedi) : Non Resident Odias settled in Netherlands hosted Fifth Kartik Purnima Celebrations and Boat Sailing Ceremony with much fanfare and religious...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

22,878FansLike
3,600FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

- Advertisement -