Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • 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:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Karmenu Vella's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Announcements

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 27 Jul
    Meeting
    Monaco
    Monaco

    Meets the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Monaco, Mr Gilles Tonelli

    Karmenu Vella
  • Thu 27 Jul
    Event
    Monaco
    Monaco

    Participates in the official launch of the campaign "WORLD AQUARIA AGAINST MARINE LITTER"

    Karmenu Vella

Biography

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