Karmenu Vella

Protecting the environment while maintaining competitiveness

As European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Vella helps propose, refine and implement policy that promote the sustainable use of natural resources. As a former minister for Public Works, Industry and Tourism, Vella has forged partnerships that protect the environment. He is committed to using his portfolio to; create green jobs; implement the new Common Fisheries Policy; improve the governance of our planet’s oceans and protect Europe's rich biodiversity.

Vella is part of a European Commission that sees the business opportunities in building a sustainable future.