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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:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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



Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 28 Mar

    Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta: speaks at the Annual External Meeting and Conference of the Committee of the Regions Commission for Natural Resources (CoR NAT): "Blue Economy in European Regions"

    Karmenu Vella
  • Fri 29 Mar

    Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta: delivers a speech at the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) followed by discussion with students.

    Karmenu Vella


As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].


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