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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Reference Number: PR192597, Press Release Issue Date: Dec 06, 2019
 
Dr Harry Vassallo has been appointed as the chairperson of the Guardian of Future Generations by the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the Minister for Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change José Herrera, as per provisions of the Sustainable Development Act chapter 521.
 
Dr Vassallo is a 64-year-old lawyer and most recently has served as a Member of Cabinet of the Maltese EU Commissioner (2010 – 2015) and as head of the Legal Unit of the Permanent Representation to the EU during the Maltese Presidency (2015-2017). He is also well known for his longstanding environmental commitment having co-founded the Green Party Alternattiva Demokratika in 1989, serving as its chairman from 1999 until 2008. Dr Vassallo was co-founder of the European Green Party (2004) and served as a member of its Committee from 2006 to 2009.
 
Dr Vassallo is married to Susanna neé Bonello and they have three children aged 20, 15, and 10 years.