KARMENU VELLA

 

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COMMISSIONER - Karmenu Vella

 

 

During his professional career, Karmenu Vella has held a number of managerial and directorship posts. In 1973 he started his own private practice as an Architect and Civil Engineer, and during that same year he was appointed a director until 1976 on Mid Med Bank - Malta. In 1974 he joined the Libyan Arab Maltese Holding Company as its Managing Director until 1981. During that period he also served as a director on a number of the company's subsidiaries which included: Mediterranean Aviation Co Ltd., Medelec Switchgear Co Ltd., Mediterranean Power Electric Co Ltd., Rotos Zirayia Pumps Co Ltd., and Plastic Processing Co Ltd. In 2001 he was appointed executive chairman of Corinthia Hotels International till 2007 and then executive chairman of Corinthia's Mediterranean Construction Co Ltd., up to 2010. In 2010 he joined Betfair Group Ltd. as a director and sat on SMS-Mondial Travel Group's Board as chairman until 2013.

 

Karmenu Vellas is the Commissioner for Maritime affairs and Fisheries and a member of the European Commission. The portfolio includes policies such as the Common Fisheries Policy, which is largely a competence of the European Union rather than the members. The Union has 66,000 km of coastline and the largest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world, covering 25 million km². They also participate in meetings of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agrifish) configuration of the Council of the European Union.

 

His responsibilities in this role include:

 

* 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

 

 

The European Union established a Commission to act as their executive and to promote its general interests. The Commission is composed of the College of Commissioners comprised of 28 members, including the President and Vice-Presidents. The Commissioners, one from each EU country, are the Commission's political leadership during a 5-year term. Each Commissioner is assigned responsibility for specific policy areas by the President.

 

 

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Jean-Claude Juncker

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Frans Timmermans

1st Vice President

Federica Mogherini

High Representative, V. President

Andrus Ansip

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Maroš Šefčovič

Vice President

Valdis Dombrovskis

Vice President

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President

Günther H. Oettinger

Commissioner

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Johannes Hahn

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Cecilia Malmström

Commissioner

Neven Mimica

Commissioner

Miguel Arias Cañete

Commissioner

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Karmenu Vella

Commissioner

Vytenis Andriukaitis

Commissioner

Dimitris Avramopoulos

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Marianne Thyssen

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Pierre Moscovici

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Christos Stylianides

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Phil Hogan

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Violeta Bulc

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Elżbieta Bieńkowska

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Věra Jourová

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Tibor Navracsics

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Corina Crețu

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Margrethe Vestager

Commissioner

Carlos Moedas

Commissioner

Julian King

Commissioner

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner

 

 

 

THE COMMISSION - Group photograph of the European Commissioners in 2017.

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

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Project team

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http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019_en

 

 

 

 

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