Appointment of Helena Dalli as European Commissioner for Equality

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Malta's Helena Dalli as European Commissioner for Equality, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Helena Dalli is a former minister for European affairs and equality in Malta. She was announced by the Maltese Prime Minister in late July 2019 as the country's candidate for the College of Commissioner. Ms Dalli was formally announced on 9 September 2019 by the President of the European Commission. Her portfolio was known on the following day, set to take on the role as the European Commissioner for Equality.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Dalli on 2 October, in order to assess her capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that she had been approved as a suitable candidate, although with some reservatories from some MEPs.

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Wikipedia: Helena Dalli
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Helena Dalli
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Helena Dalli - Equality
EPRS: Briefing, October 2019: Commitments made at the hearing of Helena DALLI, Commissioner-designate - Equality

Politico, 24/07/2019: Malta nominates Helena Dalli as its next commissioner
Malta Today, 02/10/2019: Helena Dalli secures two-thirds support for her nomination as equality commissioner
EUObserver, 03/10/2019: Dalli promises to unblock women on boards directive
The Brussels Times, 08/10/2019: Inclusion of Roma in the EU, ‘a priority’ for the new European Commission

European Parliament: Helena Dalli’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Commissioner-designate Helena Dalli, 2 October 2019
PSE: News, 02/10/2019: Commission has its champion for equality in Helena Dalli
European Parliament: Press Release, 02/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Helena Dalli

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