Areas of expertise
- Asylum, migration, external Borders, justice matters
- Legal and policy research on EU matters
- Legal & policy analysis
- Quality assurance
- Impact assessment & evaluation
- Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in European Law, Ghent University, Ghent (BE)
- Doctor of Laws, University of Malta, Msida (MT)
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Malta, Msida (MT)
- Maltese, English, French, Italian, Dutch
Anthea Galea is a Maltese national who joined Milieu as a Legal Advisor in January 2018.
Anthea completed her Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree from the University of Malta for which she presented a dissertation entitled ‘Europeanisation of Criminal Law – Securing Europe’s Financial Interests’. She also graduated with an Advanced Master’s degree (LL.M.) in European Law with Great Distinction from Ghent University, where she presented a dissertation entitled ‘Arraigned by the European Public Prosecutor – a mandate yet to be defined’. Anthea was admitted to the Maltese Bar in early 2014.
Before joining Milieu, Anthea worked at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU in Brussels. As Policy Officer within the Home Affairs Unit, she advised on external border management, migration, asylum, trafficking in human beings and false documents. During the Maltese Presidency of the Council to the European Union, Anthea chaired the Justice & Home Affairs Counsellors meetings on asylum and frontiers matters. She was also Deputy Chairperson of the Frontiers Working Party. By the end of the Maltese Presidency, Anthea successfully negotiated with the European Parliament and reached a political agreement on the Entry/Exit System Proposal; widened the partial general approach on the EURODAC Proposal and concluded Council Conclusions on the Commission Action Plan to strengthen the European response to travel document fraud.
Anthea also worked as a Lawyer at the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Research & Documentation Department, as well as in private practice at Saga Juris Advocates in Valletta, Malta. In 2014, she was a Blue Book trainee at the Publications Office of the European Union in Luxembourg.