Yesterday, Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna held bilateral talks with German Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble in Berlin as part of the preparations for the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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Minister Scicluna and Minister Schäuble discussed areas of common interest including the Capital Markets Union, taxation, budgetary issues, and the future of the Monetary Union in the context of improving fiscal and economic performance by the eurozone within the current international context.
Earlier, Minister Scicluna delivered a lecture entitled ‘Malta: A Mediterranean Success Model in the Euro-Zone’ at the Europäische Bewegung Deutschland, in Berlin. The audience included members of the diplomatic corps, officials from the Bundestag (the German Parliament), officials from the German Foreign Office (including Malta Desk officer and Head of Unit on Finance policy), as well as representatives of the German Chamber of Industry of Commerce and the Association and the Association of German Banks (BdB).
The Minister also met with a number of political and financial correspondents of well-known publications such as Politico, Die Welt, Bild, and Bild am Sonntag at the Berlin headquarters of Axel Springer SE, which is the largest publishing house in Europe.
Minister Scicluna was accompanied by the Maltese Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany Albert Friggieri, Permanent Secretary Alfred Camilleri, and Chief of Staff Tania Brown.
Saturday 3rd December 2016