Malta Chamber President Mr Frank V. Farrugia was appointed Director of Eurochambres during a the 124th Eurochambres Plenary Assembly which he attended in Brussels. Eurochambres represents over 20 million businesses in Europe through 46 members organisations, and a European network of 1700 regional and local chambers.
During Eurochambres Plenary Assembly, delegates from over 40 different European countries discuss the organisation’s operations as well as a number of topical European issues which are chosen for the occasion.
During the same visit, Mr Farrugia also met the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) President, Mr Luca Jahier. During the meeting, Mr Farrugia raised a number of issues including the latest developments on the UK’s exit from the European Union, a stronger work relationship between EESC and the Malta Chamber, the Chamber’s national priorities and the upcoming European Parliament Elections.
Mr Jahier agreed to the need of building a stronger relationship between the two entities and urged the Malta Chamber and MBB to maintain and increase their lobbying efforts with the European institutions.
He also encouraged the two organisations to keep a direct contact with their Maltese representatives at the EESC, who inspite the small delegation, were very active on a number of important dossiers which affected business.
Mr Farrugia was accompanied by Mr Stefano Mallia, EESC employers’ group Vice-President, the Malta Chamber’s Head of Policy Mr Andre Fenech and Malta Business Bureau Head of Brussels operations, Mr Daniel Debono.