David Casa

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David Casa (left)

David Casa (born 16 November 1968 in Valletta) is a Maltese politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He is a member of the Nationalist Party, which is part of the European People's Party. He is currently the longest serving Maltese Member of the European Parliament, serving for a fourth consecutive legislature.[1]

Early career[edit]

  • 1987: Member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Bankers
  • 1990: Personal Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1995: Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister
  • 1998: Member of the Council of the Confederation of Malta Trade Unions (CMTU)
  • 1998: Personal Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 2001: Founder and Secretary-General of the 'Yes to Europe Movement'
  • 2004: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament (2004 - 2009)
  • 2009: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament (2009 - 2014)
  • 2014: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament (2014 - 2019)
  • 2019: Elected as a Member of the European Parliament (2019 - 2024)

David Casa was born on 16 November 1968 in Valletta. He was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in June 2004. Prior to that he was one of the founding members and subsequently Secretary General of the Moviment Iva, an organisation which played a fundamental role in the campaign in favour of Malta's accession to the European Union in the run-up to the referendum on the subject.

Mr. Casa was Secretary of the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) and subsequently served as advisor and Personal Assistant to Prof Guido de Marco during his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. This role also ensured that David followed the process of membership closely since its inception. In 1999, when Professor Guido de Marco became President, David Casa was the Inter-Ministerial Coordinator for E .U. Matters in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

David was active in the Council of the Confederation of Malta Trade Unions and later he formed part of the Executive Committee of the Union of Bankers.

In the field of broadcasting, he led political programmes on Radio 101. Such programmes were aimed at providing information in relation to Malta and the European Union.

Mr. Casa is currently the EPP coordinator for the employment and social affairs committee (EMPL) and also serves as the substitute for the economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON).

In the past years David has also been a member of the TAXE committee and is currently a full member of the PANA committee, which is entrusted with an inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion in the European Union.

David Casa became the first ever Maltese member of the European Parliament to lead and successfully negotiate a directive on behalf of the European People's Party (EPP).[2]

The directive will introduce 10 days of paid paternity leave, and out the 4 months of parental leave for each parent, 2 months will now be paid and non-transferable between parents. This law will also provide for 5 days of annual carers leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements.[3]

On 26 February 2019 the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs approved the agreement David Casa reached with the Council on the Work Life Balance Directive. This brings the proposed directive one step closer to becoming EU law. The agreement was approved with 31 votes in favour and 3 votes against.

Recognition[edit]

  • Croce dell'Ordine - Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Casa pulls out of race for PN secretary general post". Independent Malta. Independent Malta. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-10-04/local-news/David-Casa-to-be-responsible-for-work-life-balance-directive-6736179793
  3. ^ https://www.eppgroup.eu/how-we-make-it-happen/with-eu-countries/malta/news/casa-s-directive-one-step-closer-to-becoming-law

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