On Tuesday, the Maltese Helena Dalli, previously Minister for European Affairs and Equality in Malta, answered questions by MEPs in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL). Due to the fact that she will be entrusted with the issue of equality, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) chaired by the social democrat Evelyn Regner also took part, as were MEPs of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).  Helena Dalli shall become Commissioner for Equality - it is the first time in the history of the EU that this Commission post has been set up.