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  • Protecting our environment while maintaining Europe's competitiveness.
  • Harnessing the potential of our land and seas to create sustainable jobs that preserve our natural resources.
  • Implementing the new Common Fisheries Policy.
  • Leading the task, with our global partners, of defining the management and governance of our planet’s oceans.

Karmenu Vella is part of the following Project Teams :

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European Parliament hearings

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Karmenu Vella's team supports him in his daily work.
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Appointments and meetings

Wed 27 Jul


Meeting with Mr Simon Upton, Director of the Environment Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Brussels.

With: Karmenu Vella
Wed 27 Jul


Meeting with Mr Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands, in Brussels.

With: Karmenu Vella


Maltese nationality. Married with two children.

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • 2014-present
Minister for Tourism and Aviation
  • 2013-2014
Chairman of the Orange Travel Group
  • 2010-2013
Group Coordinator for the Labour Party Parliamentary Group
  • 2008-13
Executive Chairman of Corinthia's Mediterranean Construction Co
  • 2008-10
Executive Chairman of Corinthia Hotels International
  • 2001-07
Master's degree in Tourism Management
  • 2000
Tourism Minister
  • 1996-98
Industry Minister
  • 1984-87
Minister for Public Works
  • 1981-83
Member of the Maltese Parliament
  • 1976-2014
Architect, Director in various companies
  • 1973-81
Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • 1973