Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg had an important bilateral meeting with the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola in Brussels.
During this meeting, a number of important issues, as well as priorities for our country, were discussed in the European Union context.
Since about a year is left for the European Parliament elections, it was remarked how it is important that the peoples of Europe, including the Maltese and Gozitan, vote to elect the 6 Maltese representatives in the European Parliament.
Minister Ian Borg reminded how this is the only institution that is directly elected by the peoples of Europe and hence, it is very important that we choose those who will represent our country.
In his comments, Minister Ian Borg outlined that discussions during the meeting with President Metsola were about the challenges that the EU is facing, the role of the European Parliament and also the work that should be done in a more coordinated way between the three main institutions to carry out the reforms and initiatives that are needed for the time to come.
Minister Ian Borg concluded by saying that it was a very productive meeting and that he looks forward to more updates with President Metsola and even other meetings, in the near future, with the Presidents of the rest of the European institutions in order to continue to strengthen the Maltese voice.