The event was opened by Mr Martin Bugelli, Head of Representation, while presentations delivered by Mr Ivan Ebejer, European Semester Officer, Mr Istvan Szekely, Country Director at DG ECFIN and Ms Moira Catania, Assistant lecturer at the Institute for European Studies were followed by a technical discussion. The participants included representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry for European Affairs, the Malta Financial Services Authority, Central Bank of Malta, Malta Bankers Association, the Chamber of Small Enterprises and the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.
The Representation is planning to host a number of similar Roundtables in the coming months to coincide with key stages of the European Semester and will serve three main purposes:
- To provide information on key policies and on documents prepared by COM in the context of the European Semester
- To serve as a meeting point in which COM receives feedback from the authorities and stakeholders
- To encourage more discussion among key stakeholders on relevant economic themes and challenges facing the Maltese economy.