Lack of unilateral decisions creating barriers to travel
22 July 2021
Decisions taken in the EU are one of the main causes Global travel demand is...
Joanna Drake has been appointed as the first Maltese Director in the European Commission. She has been appointed as Director of its Directorate General for Enterprise, as Director for the Promotion of Competitiveness of SMEs. This is the highest appointment that any Maltese held so far within the European Commission, apart from Dr. Joe Borg's appointment as Commissioner. 126 applicants were considered for the post.
Her experience in the EU matters and affairs has led to various other roles, above all one of the 6 members which formed Core Group of MEUSAC (Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee) One of six experts on EU issues appointed by Government to co-ordinate the consultation exercise with stakeholders and establish Malta's position on each of the accession negotiating chapters of the ACQUIS, under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. In 2005 she took up her current appointment as Head of Representation of the European Commission in Malta.
GRTU is very pleased for Dr Drake and congratulates her. Dr Drake has always been of help to the GRTU and we have had several opportunities to work with her during her position as Head of Commission representation. Her appointment is positive and of pride to all Maltese enterprises and their representatives, as is GRTU.
We look forward to working with Dr Drake soon, within her new role.
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).