- 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:
- Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
- Energy Union
- Better Regulation and Interinstitutional Affairs
- Budget and Human Resources
Appointments and meetings
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Maltese nationality. Married with two children.
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Minister for Tourism and Aviation
Chairman of the Orange Travel Group
Group Coordinator for the Labour Party Parliamentary Group
Executive Chairman of Corinthia's Mediterranean Construction Co
Executive Chairman of Corinthia Hotels International
Master's degree in Tourism Management
Minister for Public Works
Member of the Maltese Parliament
Architect, Director in various companies
Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering