MCESD Council - Meetings
Next meeting - 05/03/2018
Introduction to National Skills Council by Prof. Joseph Cilia./ Corporate Presentation by NDSF on the IIP by Mr. David Curmi, Chairman and Mr. Ray Ellul, CEO. / Water Policy in Malta by Mr. Manuel Sapiano, Chief Policy Oficcer EWA, Mr. Daniel Azzopardi, CEO EWA, Mr. Brian Borg, Asst. Director MEW-PDPID and Ing. Marco Cremona. Also present: Hon. Evarist Bartolo and Hon. AAron Farrugia.
MCESD Work Plan 2018. / Update of Working Groups and presentation of GRC Work Plan by Dr. Gordon Cordina. Update on EU Funded Projects by Ms. Deninse Fiorentino, MEAE. Present: Ms. Diane Vella Muscat and Mr. Paul Mifsud, Parliamentary Secretariat, MEAE.
Presentation on Impact of Foreign Workers in Malta by Mr. Clyde Caruana, Chairperson Jobsplus. Presentation on Sustainability of Malta's Pension System by Mr. John Farrugia and Mr. Owen Grech, Central Bank. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality, Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary, MEAE and Mr. Joseph Camilleri, Perm. Sec. Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Presentation on Post Budget Analysis by Dr. Gordon Cordina. Presentation about Malta's Demographic Changes by Malta Employers' Association. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality and Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary, MEAE.
Summary presentation of consolidated proposals by Dr. Gordon Cordina to MFIN. Present: Hon. Edward Scicluna, Ministry for Finance; Hon. Helena Dalli, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality and Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Budget 2018 Consultations. Synthesis of Proposals made by members of the MCESD. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Launch of the Pre-Budget Document 2018 by MFIN. Present: Hon. Edward Scicluna, Ministry for Finance; Hon. Helena Dalli, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality and Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Revision of the Work Plan. / Resturcturing and Business Plan.
Review of Economic and Social Development (2016). / Threats and Opportunities Facing the Gozo Region. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties; Dr. Christian Zammit, Ministry for Gozo and the Gozo Regional Committee Members.
Overview of the Household Budgetary Survey and Retail Price Index. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties; Mr. Reuben Fenech, NSO Director General; Mr. Mario Borg, NSO Director Economics and Business Statistics; Mr. Etienne Caruana, NSO Director Social Statistics and Mr. Joseph Bonello, Malta Statistics Authority.
The contribution of MCESD towards a sustainable Tourism Strategy. / Improving Connectivity and expanding Networks. / Actions being undertaken at AIRMALTA to create viability in the next years. Present: Hon. Edward Zammit Lewis, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation; Mr. Vincent Muscat, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Tourism; Ms. Gail Demanuele, Ministry for Tourism; Mr. Leslie Vella, Deputy CEO/Chief Officer Strategic Development, Ministry for Tourism; Mr. George Gregory, Consultant, Ministry for Tourism and Ms. Josephine Farrugia, Consultant, Ministry for Tourism.
Discussion regarding the possible approaches towards the setting of the Minimum Wage and other related measures. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties; Dr. Gordon Cordina and Prof. Lino Briguglio.
The current economic and social situation in Europe. / The main challenges and problems the EU is facing. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties; Mr. George Dassis, EESC President and the EESC Malta Representatives - Mr. Stefano Mallia, Mr. Phillip Von Brockdorff, Mr. Tony Zahra, Mr. Ben Rizzo and Mr. Charles Vella.
Crowd Funding Industry.
Full day meeting with Hon. Edward Scicluna, Ministry for Finance.
Changes in ETC Legislation.
Amendments to Companies Act.
Amendments to Companies Act.
Meeting with Maltese representatives in the EESC.
Joint meeting MCESD -MEUSAC (Voluntary Pension Schemes).
National Strategy for Retirement Income and Financial Literacy.
2nd meeting re Transformation of the Equality Framework extending to all spheres of life.
Transformation of the Equality Framework extending to all spheres of life.
Persons with Disability and Employment.
Continuation of ESF Project 4.265 / Presentation by Prof Falzon, Consultant to MCESD: "An analysis of the productive sectors of the Maltese economy: 1995-2014".
ESF Project 4.265 / Presentation by Prof Falzon, Consultant to MCESD: "An analysis of the productive sectors of the Maltese economy: 1995-2014".
Transport issues and its effect on the Economy.
Visit to University of Malta Research Facilities.
Visit by European Commissioner Corina Cretu responsible for Regional Policy.
Improving Business Inspections.
2nd Pre-Budget Document. Present Hon, Edward Scicluna.
Pre-Budget Document. Present Hon. Edward Scicluna.
Draft Country Specific Recommendation CSR.
RIDT - Research, Innovation and Development Trust.
The American University of Malta Project. Hon. Leo Brincat, Evarist Bartolo and Chris Cardona addressed the Council.
Maternity Leave Fund Scheme.
Hon. Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, addressed the Council on the Initial Phasing Out of the ECO Contribution Tax. / Mr. Stefano Mallia, EESC Member, addressed the Council on his role at EESC.
EESC Members Ms. Grace Attard, Ms. Annamaria Darmanin, Mr. Vincent Farrugia and Mr. Charles Vella addressed the Council on their involvement at EESC.
- Meeting 244(1)- 27/03/2015
Core Group MEUSAC/MCESD.
Foreign Languages Proficiency and Certification.
CEDEFOP study on apprenticeships.
Amendments to the Employment and Industrial Relations Act as proposed by MEA
Toursim Policy / CHOGM Delegation
The Processes leading to Bureaucracy and Simplification
Draft Climate Change Action Bill
Last Pre- Budget Meeting
Lifelong Learning Strategy Launch.
Continuation of Second Pre- Budget Meeting
Second Pre- Budget Meeting
First Pre- Budget Meeting
The Malta Chamber Presentation. Economic Vision
- Meeting 228 –– 27/08/2014
The Vocational Educational Training Policy (NCFHE . VET Policy)
The Crisis in Libja was discussed, Ministers Helena Dalli and Chris Cardona addressed the meetings together with Mario Cutajar
Meeting with EESC President Mr Henri Malosse
Europe 2020 Strategy mid-term review briefing. Ms. Alexia Zammit and Mr. Ivan Ebejer, European Commission Representation in Malta.
Public Finances. Hon. Minister Edward Scicluna
Competitiveness. Prof. Falzon
Operation Programmes. Deputy Prime Minister
National Employment Policy – Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Mr. Clyde Caruana
MCESD-MEUSAC Joint Meeting re National Reform Programme. Hon. Edward Scicluna
MEPA Demerger. Hon. Leo Brincat, Hon. Michael Farrugia
Competitiveness. Prof. Joseph Falzon
Justice Reform. Hon. Owen Bonnici
Tigdid tas- servizz pubbliku, PPS Mario Cutajar and presentation by Mr. David Camilleri
Launching of an Education Strategy. Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo
Meeting 216 – 20.02.2014
Discussion Meeting : European Parliament Elections 2014 – Naħdmu għal xogħol aħjar
Meeting 215 – 04.02.2014
Second Meeting with Hon. Prime Minister. Individual Investment Programme.
Meeting 214 – 10.01.2014
Meeting with Hon. Prime Minister. Individual Investment Programme.
Meeting no 213 17.12.2013
Hon Minister Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo addressed the Council on issues pertaining to the sister island and future plans regarding Gozo’s economic and social development
Meeting no 212 12.12.2013
A meeting was held where Commissioner Lazlo Andor spoke of the importance of maintaining a healthy social support balance as part of the Launch of the LEAP Project
Meeting no 211 04.12.2013
Discussion on general proceedings
Meeting no 210 07.11.2013
A meeting was held regarding the CONSULTATION DOCUMENT on WASTE MANAGEMENT 2013 -2020 jointly with Hon. Minister Leo Brincat, Minister for Development, the Environment and Climate Change.
Meeting no 209 01.11.2013
A meeting was held were Pre Budget Discussions were held with Hon. Minister Scicluna, Minister for Finance
Meeting no 208 23.10.2013
A meeting was held where the LEAP Project and Family Resources Centres where presented by the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity.
Meeting no 207 21.10.2013
Pre-Budget discussions were held together with an intervention by Hon. Minister Edward Scicluna. Other matters such as VET and Access to Finance were also discussed
Meeting no 206 14.10.2013
A meeting was held where Hon. Minister Konrad Mizzi presented Enemalta’s Situation and spoke of the memorandum of Understanding reached in China. Hon. Minister Konrad Mizzi
Meeting no 205 18.09.2013
A meeting was held were the Access to Finance was concluded.
Meeting no 204 02.09.2013
The first pre budget meeting was held by Hon. Minister Edward Scicluna.
Meeting no 203 22.07.2013
Presentations about the Programming of European Funds for Malta 2014 – 2020 were given and discussed. Present: Hon. Minister Helena Dalli, Hon. Minister Louis Grech, Hon. Minister Ian Borg, Mr. Joseph Camilleri MSDC, Dr. Paul Zahra MEAIM, Mr. Stefano Mallia MEAIM and Prof. Joe Falzon.
Meeting no 202 15.07.2013
Continuation of discussion on Precarious Work. Present: Hon. Minister Helena Dalli, Mr. Joseph Camilleri, Dr. Noel Vella and Prof. Joe Falzon.
Meeting no 201 08.07.2013
A number of presentations were presented by various social partners on Precarious Work. No minutes were taken as there was a follow up in meeting no 202.
Meeting no 200 24.06.2013
Presentation on Precarious Employment, Presentation delivered by Noel Vella DIER. Present : Hon. Minister Helena Dalli
Meeting no 199 23.05.2013
A second meeting was held on Market Gaps in access to finance and the feasibility of new financing instruments in the EU addressing the credit needs of Maltese Businesses. Guests in attendance: Prof Joseph Bannister: MFSA, Ms. Eilieen Muscat: Malta Stock Exchange, Ing. Francis Farrugia: MCCAA, Mr. James Bonello: Malta Bankers' Association, Mr George Vellaand Mr Joe Tanti: MBB
Meeting no 198 06.05.2013
Presentation on Early School Leaving Strategy for Malta. Present Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo
Meeting no 197 03.05.2013
Presentation by Malta Business Bureau
Meeting no 196 21.04.2013
Joint meeting, MCESD - MEUSAC – NRP. Present : Hon. Minister Dalli and Hon. Minister Scicluna
Meeting no 195 18.04.2013
Meeting with Chinese delegation, Chinese Economic and Social Committee Present Hon. Minister Helena Dalli
Meeting no 194 15.04.2013
Introductory note from new chairman, Mr John Bencini, address from Hon. Minister Dalli, budget 2013 overview. Official present: Hon. Minister Dalli and Hon. Minister Scicluna
Meeting no 193
Meeting no 192 19/10/2012
The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment Hon.. Tonio Fenech will discuss with the Council the feedback received from the Council members on Budget 2013, any other matters. Official present: Hon. Dr. Chris Said, Hon. Minister Tonio Fenech and Mr. Gevit Duca
Meeting no 191 07/09/2012
Pre-Budget Consultation Document Presentation by the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment Hon.Tonio Fenech. Any other matters.
Meeting no 190 18/11/2012
Review of the Maltese Economy during the first two quarters of 2012. Dr. Gordon Cordina Any other matters . Official present: Hon Minister Dr. Chris Said and Dr. Gordon Cordina
Meeting no 189 27/06/2012
To consider a proposal submitted by UHM and the Active Labour Market concept. UHM will introduce subject through a presentation. Any other business. Present Hon. Chris Said
Meeting no 188
Meeting no 187 16/05/2012
Reform Proposals. Presentation by Mr. David Spiteri Gingell Officials present: Mr. David Gingell and working group rep, Minister Dr. Chris Said and Dr. Gordon Cordina
Meeting no 186 10/04/2012
A meeting was held where the report presented by Caitas was discussed. Officials present included: Ms. Sina Bugeja, Monsignor Victor Grech and Hon. Dr. Chris Said
Meeting no 185 22/02/12
A briefing from the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, The Hon. Tonio Fenech delivered a speech about the international and the local evolution of the Economic Situation, and the likely scenario(s) evolving as a result of the measures which the Maltese Government has agreed to the EU level, and their impact on the local socio-economic environment.
Meeting no 184 15/02/12
The possible impact of the present political situation, particularly on investment and jobs was discussed as submitted by GWU
Meeting no 183 21/12/11
An update on the working groups was presented together with MCESD Membership and the workplan for 2012.
Meeting no 182 28/11/11
A presentation on the extention of maternity leave was deliverd by the Ho. Partliamentary Secretary Dr. Chris Said
Meeting no 181 23/11/11
A presentation on Tourism was delivered by the Hon. Mario de Marco, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the Environment and Culture.
Meeting no 180 14/11/11
A presentation on the draft strategy on Life Long Learning was delivered
Meeting no 179 21/11/11
A meeting was held on the Budget of 2012
Meeting no 178 02/11/11
A meeting was held where a presentation on the draft National Environment Policy was delivered by the Hon. Mario de Marco, parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the Environment and Culture.
Meeting no 177 28/10/11
A meeting was held where the proposals received by Government from constituted bodies for budget 2012 were discussed.
Meeting no 175 09/09/11
A meeting was held at the Prime minister's Office in Castille on Friday which discussed the developments in Libja as requested by the MEA.
Meeting no 174 26/08/11
A meeting was held where a report was submitted by the COLA Mechanism reveiw Working Gtoup by D. Cordina. Following this, A presentation was submitted by Dr. Narui Gauci, CEO of OHSA on the Regulation of 2011 with respect to Occupational Health and Safety and Payment of Penalties.
Meeting no 173 05/06/11
A meeting was held were a presentation and consideration of the follow up report on the impact on Inflation on the vulnerable sectors of society was deliveered by Hon. Minister of Finance: Tonio Fenech.
Meeting no 172 18/05/11
Feedback on the Pesion Reform Presentation and a review of the economic situation and upfates of the proceedings of the working groups were deliverd by Dr, Cordina. A review on the ESF Project Closer to Europe was given by Ms. Adriana Chircop
Meeting no 171 13/04/11
A meeting was held where a presentation on the inflation report of 2011 prepared by the Economic Policy Department in close collaboration with the |Central Bank of Malta and the National Statistics Office was delived
Meeting no 170 16/03/11
A meeting was held where a presentation on 'A Strategic Review on the Adequacy, Sustainability and Social Solidarity of the Pension System. A discussion followed.
Meeting no 169 14/03/11
An Update was delivered by the Prime Minister re the current situation in Libja
Meeting no 168 16/02/11
A meeting was held were a presentation was delivered by Mr John Aquilina and Mr Paul Debattista MEU on the Better Regulation Initiatives Underway within the Public Administtration. This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Gordon Cordina followed by discussion on Working Group 2.
Meeting no 167 19/01/11
A meeting was held were a proposal for an International Collaboration Project was presented. The output of the finalised findings of Working group 2 were also presented
Meeting no 166 07/01/11
A meeting was held on the recent increase of fuels and gas
Meeting no 165 05/01/2011
A meeting was held on the MCESD restructuring
Meeting no 164 15/12/2010
A meeting was held where The Hon Parliamentary Secretary Dr Chris Said presented the recent developments on the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority. This was followed by presentation of the Inflation Report - by MFEI/EPD.
Meeting no 163 24/11/10
A meeting was held where feedback about the MESD restructuring was gathered. a short presentation about premju Haddiem tas-Sena followed. Furtheron, discussions about the work-in-progress on the Water and electricity Tarriffs report.
Meeting no 162 22/10/10
A meeting was held where a Pre-budget briefing was delivered by the Minister of Finance, Economy and Industry Mr. Tonio Fenech
Meeting no 161 16/10/10
A meeting was held for pre-budget consultations
Meeting no 160 11/10/10
A meeting was held for pre-budget consultations
Meeting no 159 07/09/10
A meeting was held to discuss the results of the Working groups namely: Wg/3 COLA Mechanism and Wg/2 Utility Tariffs. An update was presented on the other working group issues followed by a discussion on the inclusion of the conclusions into one document for transmission to Government.
Meeting no 158 25-16/07/10
A meeting was held were a presentation by Dr Gordon Cordina on the 'Developments in MCESD Working Groups' was delivered.
Meeting no 157 11/06/10
An update on the ongoing business being carried out in the working groups was delivered by Dr. Gordon Cordina. Regulation for membership on the EESC was conducted after which representation by the FORUM and other organisations on the MCESD Council was discussed.
Meeting no 156 28-29/04/10
MCESD were invited by the EESC in Brussels. Following MCESD's plenery meeting, the members met with Dr. Joanna Drake Director of DG Enterprise and Mr. Richard Cachia Caruana Ambassader. Further to this the MCESD were observers to the EESC plenery meeting.
Meeting no 155 23/ 04/10
The Hon Minister Tonio Fenech delivered a presentation on a review and update of the implementation of proposals carried in the budget.
Meeting no 154 22/03/10
A presentation was delivered by Dr G Cordina on the economic developments in 2009 and outlook for 2010. This was followed by the formation of working groups to carry forward the workplan of the council for 2010. A presentation by the Hon Dr. Chris Said on the reform of the warden system was made.
Meeting no 153 05/02/10
During the meeting a presentation was delivered by the Hon Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Joe Cassar on the Primary Health Care Reform and this was followed by a discussion.
Meeting no 152 13/01/10
A meeting was held to discuss the economic and social implications of the recent revision in water and electricity tariffs, and to propose to the government ways whereby any negative situations impacting on the individual and / or collective interests of the social partners may be alleviated and addressed
Meeting no 151 14/12/09
Members received a brief from the Parlamentary Secretary Dr Chris Said about the Project CLOSER TO EUROPE which has been assigned to the MCESD and part finaced by the European Union. Members also discussed the draft work plan of MCESD for the year 2010
PPP Closer to Europe final.ppt
Meeting no 150 06/11/09
Members were given a preview of Budget 2010 by the Hon Minister of Finance
Meeting no 149 29/10/09
Members presented the Hon Minister of Finance with their proposals for the budget 2010
Meeting no 148 14/09/09
Meeting held for governments reaction to the working document prepared by Dr Gordon Cordina after consultation with the unions and with the employers on the state of the economy and on key priority issues facing economic policy.
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Meeting no 147 21/08/09
The MCESD Council discussed an economic update
Meeting no 146 21/07/09
The MCESD Council recieved a presentation from the Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Dr Mario Demarco on the MEPA reform
Mepa Reform Programme - download
Meeting no 145 10/07/09
Continuation on the debate on the current state of Malta's competitiveness. The MCESD council recieved a presentation on Pandemic Flu preparedness from the The Hon Mario Galea Parliamentary Secretary for Community Health and his team.
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Meeting no 144 01/07/09
MCESD Council met the Prime Minister at Castille to discuss the current state of Malta's competitiveness after receiving an presentation from Mr Alfred Camilleri Permenent Secretary at the MFEI
Meeting no 143 23 /06/09
The Council received an update on the National Reform Programme by Mr Alfred Camilleri - Permenent Secretary MFEI
National Reform Programme download
Meeting no 142 17/04/09
A presentation from the Hon Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment and his team, focusing on developments since the meeting of the 28th January 2009 and a forward look at the likely situation during the rest of the year
Meeting No. 141 06/03/09
- A presentation from the Hon Parliamentary Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister Dr M. Demarco about Tourism market trends during the short and Meduim term
Meeting No.140 06/02/09
- Presentation by the Hon. George Pullicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs on Climate Change.
- Presentation by the Hon. Dolores Christina, Minister for Education on Educational Reform.
Meeting No. 139 28/01/09
- Presentation by the Hon. Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi on the developments which were expected in the Maltese Economy during 2009.
Meeting No. 138 21/01/09
- Presentation by the Hon. George Pullicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs on Waste Management
Meeting No. 137 15/01/09
- Presentation and update on the National Reform Programme by Mr John Aquilina-CEO-Management Efficiency Unit, followed by a discussion about the proposal for fiscal stimulus as proposed by the EU Commission
Meeting No. 136 24/11/08
- Consideration of Government's latest proposals for inclusion in the forthcoming rent reform legislation
Meeting No. 135 31/10/08
- Preview by the Hon. Tonio Fenech Minister for Finance, the Economy and Investment on the Budget 2009
Meeting No. 134 29/10/08
- Meeting rquested by the GWU and the UHM in view of the Governments decision to announce the new electricity tariffs
Meeting No.133 25/10/2008
- Presentation by the Hon. Mr. Tonio Fenech, Minister for Finance, the Economy and Investment on the Budget 2009 (Consultation process)
Meeting No.132 24/10/2008
- Response of the MCESD to Government in view of outcome of the discussion on the "Proposed Utility Retail Tariffs"
Meeting No.131 23/10/2008
- "Follow up on the "Proposed Utility Retail Tariffs''
Meeting No.130 22/10/2008
- Governments views in regards to Council's feedback about the "Proposed Utility Retail Tariffs"
Meeting No.129 02/10/2008
- Continuation of the discussion on the "Proposed Utility Retail Tariffs"
Meeting No 128 01/10/2008
- Presentation on the "Proposed Utility Retail Tariffs"
Meeting No.127 05/09/2008
- Pre-Budget Consultation meeting
Meeting No. 126 26/08/2008
Meeting No.125 01/08/2008
- Pre-Budget Document discussion
Draft Document on Flexicurity
Meeting No. 124 14/07/2008
- Impact which the increase of the surcharge on utilities is likely to have on the various economic sector
Meeting No. 123 04/07/2008
- Rent Reform-The Pre-Budget Consultation Document
Meeting No. 122 11/07/2008
- Meeting with EU Commission in respect of the National Reform Programme 2008-2010Malta's National Reform Programme
Meeting No. 121 28/07/2008
- Meeting with the Hon. Prime minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi.
Meeting No. 122 06/06/2008
- Promoting of the Value added and Productivity of the Maltese economy: Prioritising on Flexicurity and Sectorial Business Focus. The Maltese Economy : Present State and Future Prospects
Meeting No. 121 24/05/2008
- Costs of fuels and foodstuffs and the impacts originating from the Economy of the Country Council's Operations
Meeting No. 119 07/12/2007
- Cost of living, resulting from the prevailing International Realities Cost of Living Adjustment
Meeting No 118 29/11/2007
- EU Green paper on Modernising labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st Century Malta's Industrial Policy
Meeting No. 117 12/10/2007
- Measures, Programmes and Initiatives to be launched by Government in the 2008 Budget Employment Issues
- National Reform Programme 2008-2010