College of Commissioners named

Former European Affairs and Equality Minister, Helena Dalli has been nominated Commissioner-designate for Equality.

This makes her Malta’s first female European Commission nominee.

Dr Dalli’s nomination has yet to be approved by the European Parliament.

Dr Dalli had stepped down as Minister the moment her nomination to the Commission was made known.

Between 2013 and 2017 she held the role of Minister for social dialogue, consumer affairs and civil liberties. The European affairs portfolio was added after the 2017 election and the ministry was changed to European Affairs and Equality.

Since 2013, Dalli spearheaded wide-ranging reforms, from the historic introduction of civil unions in 2014 to the banning of gay conversion therapy.

Click here for the full list of the nominees.

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