On Tuesday 24 November, the Commission has proposed a euro-area wide insurance scheme for bank deposits and has set out further measures to reduce remaining risks in the banking sector in parallel.
The Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta was formally adopted by the European Commission today, outlining Malta's priorities for using the € 129 million of public money that is available for the 7-year period 2014-2020 (€ 97 million from the EU budget and € 32 million of national co-funding).
The European Union is deeply shocked and in mourning after the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is an attack against us all. We will face this threat together with all necessary means and ruthless determination.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, together with some European Heads of State, launched today in Valletta the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.
On 10th November 2015, Hon Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries inaugurated a European Garden at Xrobb l-Ghagin Nature Park and Sustainable Development Center in Marsaxlokk, Malta. The event was co-organised by EDIC Central Region and EDIC Valletta, with the kind cooperation of Nature Trust. Prior to the tree planting activity, young students had the opportunity to learn about the importance of trees within the environment from experts in the field.
Today, on 11 November 2015, the European Commission appointed Elena Grech as the new Head of the European Commission Representation in Valletta. She will take up office on 1 January 2016 bringing over 20 years of practice in diplomatic and European affairs.
The European Union is committed to strengthen cooperation on migration and economic development with African partners at the Valletta Summit where President Juncker is expected to sign the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (€1.8 billion).
In a set of annual reports adopted on Tuesday 10 November, the European Commission has assessed where the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey stand in preparingto meet EU membership requirements, and sets out what needs to be done to address the remaining challenges.
The Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Energy, Maroš Šefčovič will be bringing the Energy Union Tour to Malta on the 9 November 2015. The Energy Union Tour is an initiative undertaken by Vice-President Šefčovič with the aim of conveying in person what the Energy Union is about and why it matters so much not only at a European level but also to each and every one of the individual Member States.
This year, we appointed Jozie Devoy as our trainer at a communication training event tailor made for local EU Information Providers and Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs). Jozie is a consultant specializing in interactive training with 30 years experience working with public and private sectors in the international arena.