Marlene Mizzi

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Marlene Mizzi
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Personal details
BornRabat, Malta
Political partyLabour (PL)

Marlene Mizzi (born 24 December 1954, Rabat, Malta) is a Maltese politician and Member of the European Parliament.[1] She is member of the Labour Party and sits within the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.[2]


The daughter of John Cacciottolo and Josephine Micallef, she is married to Magistrate Antonio Mizzi. They have one daughter, Alexandra, who is also a lawyer. She graduated with an honours degree in economics in 1976, continuing her studies at the Maastricht School of Management, where she read for a Master of Philosophy degree, specialising in corporate governance.[3] From 1997 to 2005 she served as Chairman of Sea Malta Co Ltd., Malta's national shipping line.[4] Marlene Mizzi is a member of Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialist and Democrats, a Vice-President of the Petitions Committee, a Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and substitute member of the Culture, Education and Sports Committee. In 2016-2017 Marlene Mizzi was an Ambassador for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme. [5]

Political career[edit]

On April 24, 2013, Mizzi was elected as Malta's first woman Member of the European Parliament,[6] replacing Dr Edward Scicluna. During her first year in parliament, she served as vice-chairwoman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, under the leadership of chairwoman Sharon Bowles. Following the 2014 European elections, Mizzi became vice-chairwoman of the Committee on Petitions and a member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. In 2016, she was named the parliament’s rapporteur on standardization.[7]

Marlene Mizzi has been active in the area of women's rights for some years now. In 2016 she hosted a women's rights discussion at American Embassy in Malta. [8] As well as being a vocal women's rights supported she hosted a conference on female entrepreneurship in the European Parliament in Brussels. The goal of the conference was to promote inclusive female entrepreneurship and provide a better entrepreneurial environment for women.[9]

In addition to her committee assignments, Mizzi has been serving as a member of the parliament’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean since 2013. She is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals;[10]


  1. ^ "European Parliament - MIZZI, Marlene". Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  2. ^ "Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament". Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  3. ^ "Marlene Mizzi - About". Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  4. ^ "Sea Malta Chairman resigns - The Malta Independent". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  5. ^ "SIP 2017 - STATEMENT". sip-platform.
  6. ^ "First three female MEPs for Malta". Malta Star. April 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  7. ^ Joanna Plucinska (July 13, 2016), Marlene Mizzi named rapporteur on standardization Politico Europe.
  8. ^ "Screening of 'Mustang' + and Women's Rights discussion hosted by MEP Marlene Mizzi". What's On.
  9. ^ "Marlene Mizzi promotes female entrepreneurship at EU level". The Independent. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  10. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.

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