ALEX AGIUS SALIBA
Member of the European Parliament Alex Agius Saliba acts as Vice-Chair on the Committee on Petitions (PETI) and sits on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (DMED) as a full member. He is also a substitute member on the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (DACP), the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and the Delegation for relations with Palestine (DPAL). Alex Agius Saliba is also the co-chair of the European Parliament Intergroup, and the MEP Alliance for Mental Health. In December 2021, Agius Saliba was elected as one of the Vice-Presidents of the bureau of the Socialist and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.
MEP Agius Saliba has recently been active in the realm of Artificial Intelligence, participating in 3 high-level parliamentary meetings related to the amendments to the Harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act) with global juggernauts in the field including META, Google and NVIDIA in May 2022. Furthermore, Agius Saliba has promoted the cause of hearing loss in Malta and the European Union, has been an avid proponent of the regulation of medical cannabis at the European level, and was instrumental in the promulgation of the Common Charger Directive in 2022. Previously, Agius Saliba was involved in the adoption of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), wherein he acted as rapporteur for the IMCO’s initial report on the DSA, which was overwhelmingly adopted by the EP back in 2020.
Prior to his activities as an MEP in the 9th parliamentary term of the EP, Agius Saliba had studied law at the University of Malta, from which he graduated in 2013, before specializing further in the field of European law at master’s level. His involvement in grass-roots politics predates the beginning of his professional career, with stints in the administration of various political youth organizations, and longstanding activism within the Maltese Labour Party. Following his ascendancy to the role of Head of Secretariat within the Parliamentary Secretariat for European Union affairs in the Government of Malta, Agius Saliba successfully contested the Maltese MEP elections in 2019.