Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas born St. Julian’s, Malta January 18, 1957. Maltese lawyer specializing in European law; involved in drafting European constitution 2004, Lisbon Treaty 2007; legal adviser to first European Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton 2012-4; member European Parliament 2013ff.; co-author of report on refugee crisis 2016.
“From a union of shared values, we must now become a union of shared responsibility. . . greater commitment is needed in solving the geo-political issues that affect the root causes of migration—war, poverty, corruption, hunger and a lack of opportunities means people will still feel forced to flee to Europe unless Europe also looks at how to help re-build those countries.” (text and photo, epp group, Jan. 19, 2016)