The European Parliament Elections are fast-approaching and, according to the European Parliament, “by voting, you help decide what kind of Europe we have in the years to come”. The European Parliament is in fact the only institution wherein its members are directly elected by the citizens of the EU.   

This year, maybe more than ever before, citizens need to be well-informed on the significance of this year’s elections in relation to the future of the EU. One way to do so is to meet the persons who have experienced the day-to-day running of the institution itself: the MEPs. 

On January 25, 2019, Europe Direct Valletta, MEUSAC and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Malta organised the first of a series of events related to the May 25 European Parliament elections and the campaign. 

The panel included MEPs Roberta Metsola, Marlene Mizzi, Alfred Sant and Francis Zammit Dimech. Attendees expressed their opinions on salient issues the EU is currently facing, and the future of the Union itself. Participants also asked questions related to the euro area, social policies, health and the rise in populist sentiments within the Member States of the EU. 

For more information on the importance of the elections, click here. 

For more information on future events regarding the EP elections, follow MEUSAC’s website and facebook page.