Pulse Economic Affairs Review Board delivers reaction on Budget 2015

Minister for Finance Prof. Edward Scicluna met with student organization Pulse Economic Affairs Review Board on Wednesday 17th December to discuss the Budget 2015 and the measures presented therein.
During the meeting, the Pulse Economic Affairs Review Board representatives welcomed the opportunity to discuss the budget directly with the Finance Minister.




The representatives noted that the Economic Affairs Review Board felt duty-bound to represent and convey the students’ voice on such an important issue and comment not only on student-related issues, but also on issues of national relevance.

Minister Scicluna welcomed the opportunity to discuss the budget with an organization that represents student interests, and expressed appreciation at how the board representatives were not simply limiting their scope to student welfare, but are also commenting on national issues.


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The meeting discussed a number of issues, such as the Budget 2015 measures, the Government’s expenditure plan, and ways to further facilitate active aging and working after retirement.

Minister Scicluna underlined that the Budget 2015 was geared towards facilitating access to employment and encouraging various individuals, including pensioners, to join the labour force, in line with the ‘making work pay’ principle.
The meeting also discussed ways to strengthen tertiary education institutions, ways to support and expand sectors such as financial services and igaming to generate more employment for local workers, and the economic importance of facilitating access to Gozo.



– Wednesday, 17th December, 2014


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