Briefing & Business Dialogue with Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta

On November 7, 2016, the EACC hosted a Briefing & Business Dialogue with  Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta. Mr. Muscat was accompanied by Prof. Joe V. Bannister, Chairman, Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

The meeting focused on an update on the Maltese political & economic climate, Malta’s plans for its upcoming term of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting in January 2017, possible scenarios of the effects of Brexit on the EU economy and the Malta UK relationship in particular as well as on a regulatory update & preview of business opportunities in Malta’s financial services & insurance sector.

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Dr. Joseph Muscat was elected Prime Minister in 2013. Before that, from 1992-1997 Dr. Joseph Muscat was a journalist and eventually Assistant Head of news with a national private radio station. He was elected member to the National Executive of the Partit Laburista at the age of 21 and later nominated as Education Secretary of the Party. From 1997 to 1998 he was a member of the National Commission for Fiscal Morality. Dr. Muscat was also a market intelligence manager and investment adviser. He successfully contested the first European Parliamentary elections in Malta in 2004. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Person of the Year. In 2008 he was elected as the Leader of the Partit Laburista.

Joe V. Bannister is Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority, a position he has held since 1999, he also held the post of Chairman of its predecessor the Malta Financial Services Centre between 1995 and 1997.  From 1990 to 1994 he was Chairman of the Malta’s inward investment authority (Malta Development Corporation).

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