6 October 2014

Malta prepares for challenge of 2017 EU presidency

The role of the EU Presidency includes the responsibility for chairing meetings of the Council and its many working groups.

Malta Today 26/09/2014: The prospect of EU presidency for such a small nation as Malta will be one full of challenges, parliamentary secretary for EU funds Ian Borg told a meeting of the MEUSAC core group Friday morning.

But the junior minister said he was encouraged by “the fruitful experiences of other small EU nations, in particular Ireland and Lithuania, that have held the position in the past”.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, who said that the MEUSAC Core Group offers “an ideal forum for discussions between Government, and representatives of civil society and social partners on the Maltese Presidency of the...read on.