Fabian Demicoli

Vince Farrugia’s Strong presence at the EESC

 Director General Vince Farrugia has taken an important role at the EESC as representative of owners of Maltese enterprise. Vince Farrugia is member of the Employers Group Bureau and also member of the Bureau of INT (Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption). He is also member of ECO (Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion), TEN (Transport Energy, Infrastructure and Information Society) and CCMI (Consultative Commission on Industrial Change) and member of the Transport Category and.


He has been appointed Rapporteur on the Commission Communication on the effective enforcement of budgetary surveillance in the euro area, on the Commission paper on Removing Tax obstacles for EU-citizens and also on the Commission Green Paper on expanding the use of e-Procurement  in the EU. He is also member of the Study groups that are formed to make preparations on opinions of Sanctions-Financial Services and Audit Policy.

During the meeting held under the Hungarian Presidency in Budapest Vince Farrugia also took part in the Hearing of the Single Market Observatory (SMO) where he presented GRTU's views on the Single Market Act. These views will be incorporated in the Opinion proposed by the EESC on the Small Business Act.

Vince Farrugia has this week also raised the problems faced by the many Maltese SMEs who operate and invest in Libya. The plight of Maltese entrepreneurs in Libya is similar to that of other entrepreneurs from other EU Member States. Vince Farrugia requested that EESC President stresses the issue with Foreign Affairs Representative Jose Manuel Barroso so that in the assistance programme proposed by the EU in reaction to the Libyan crises they also give high priority to the plight of European owners and private investors in Libya. 

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