The Malta Independent 25 May 2020, Monday

In anticipation of the Maltese EU Presidency

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 09:59 Last update: about 5 years ago

The Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Chris Cardona and Minister for Competitiveness, Digital, Maritime and Services Economy Emmanuel Mallia held a meeting with Vice President for the Digital Single Market in the European Commission Andrus Ansip, in view of Malta's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The digital single market is identified as one of the commission's ten political priorities. Malta's Presidency will be committed to advance EU reform towards a unifying digital single market that is innovative, competitive and open to foreign investments, with a view to drive economic growth across the EU.


Minister Cardona insisted that, even though it is a politically turbulent time for the European Union, a unifying project such as the digital single market will transform and develop an economically strong Europe further, whilst steering and coordinating important and necessary legislations in trade, intellectual property and single market strategy for goods and services.

"It's time to make the EU's single market fit for the digital age, tearing down regulatory walls and moving from 28 national markets to a single one," said Minister Mallia.

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