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02/03/2012 11:40:07

A few pictures of the latest events organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta.

    Final NCW Conference of EU Flagship Project - European Year for Volunteering 2011


    On Friday 9th March, the Head of Representation participated in a panel discussion as part of a conference on Strengthening and Encouraging Volunteering. 

    Mr Bugelli spoke about the rationale behind the choice of volunteering as the main theme for the European Year 2011. He pointed out the relevance of volunteering both as a means to strengthen the social fabric and as a complement to economic activity. "Individuals can make a difference, as many have done in the past by putting forward their ideas, their efforts, and even in certain cases, their lives, and thanks to whom today's society owes much of its wellbeing", Mr Bugelli said.

    The National Council for Women organised the event in partnership with Nature Trust, the Commission for Domestic Violence, and the National Youth Council. This Flagship Project sought to create awareness for young people, public entities, elderly citizens and voluntary organisations to understand each other more and to get closer by sharing their talents, expertise and experiences in a voluntary environment.

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    Photo – DOI – Reuben Piscopo Photo – DOI – Reuben Piscopo Photo – DOI – Reuben Piscopo

    Maltese business meets European Commission Vice-President, Antonio Tajani


    During his visit to Malta, the European Commission Vice-President Tajani took part in Maltese business meets European Commission Vice-President, a conference organised by the Malta Business Bureau. Among the themes addressed by the conference, that took place at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana, were: industrial innovation; EU's integrated industrial policy; competitivness of EU Tourism sector. The Hon. Tonio Fenech, Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, the Hon. Jason Azzopardi, Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business and Consumers and the Hon. Mario De Marco, Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment contributed to the discussion.  

     EC Vice-President Tajani - Courtesy Pierre Sammut EC Vice-President Tajani - Courtesy Pierre Sammut Martin Bugelli, Head of the EC Representation in Malta, attending the Conference - Courtesy Pierre Sammut

    © Pierre Sammut

    European Commission Vice-president Antonio Tajani attends the lighting of the Benedictine Torch


    The Benedictine Torch, a strong symbol of peace, hope and unity, was lit on the evening of Sunday 4 March during a solemn ceremony held at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The event marked the beginning of the annual pilgrimage which eventually takes the Torch to Monte Cassino (near Rome) at the Shrine of St Benedict. The event was attended by several dignitaries including European Commission Vice-president Antonio Tajani. On March 14, the torch will be taken to the Vatican to be blessed by Pope Benedict XVI, before arriving at the shrine on March 20. 

    Photo – DOI – Clifton Fenech Photo – DOI – Clifton Fenech Photo – DOI – Clifton Fenech 

    Photo – DOI – Clifton Fenech Photo – DOI – Clifton Fenech Photo – DOI – Clifton Fenech

     © DOI - Clifton Fenech


    Info Session on the new Programme for the Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME)


    The new EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) was presented at Dar l-Ewropa on 16 February 2012 by Mr Edward Tersmette, from the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise.

    COSME will run from 2014 to 2020, with a planned total budget of €2.5bn. It is aimed at facilitating access to finance and creating an environment favourable to business creation and growth. It will also seek to encourage an entrepreneurial culture in Europe by helping small businesses to operate outside their home countries.


     Martin Bugelli   Tersmette  Mrs Brigitte Tanti - Enterprise Europe Network           

    Hon. Jason Azzopardi  Tersmette 2     Mr Pedro Fernandez Alvarez – Malta National Contact Point (CIP)

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