PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER: Speaker Farrugia receives German Bundestag Budget Committee Delegation

Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr Anglu Farrugia received a courtesy visit from a delegation of the German Bundestag Budget Commiittee, led by MP Bernhard Schulte-Druggelte (CDU/CDSU).

The two sides referred to the very strong and cordial relations that exist between Malta and Germany. They discussed issues of mutual interest, such as Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU (with particular reference to the Parliamentary Dimension of the said Presidency), the effects of Brexit, social inclusion, migration and security.

They also noted the importance of National Parliaments in the European framework and exchanged views on the functioning of the respective Parliaments and Committees.

The German delegation consisted of the Head of Delegation MP Bernhard Schulte-Druggelte (CDU/CDSU), MP Helmut Heidrich (CDU/CSU), MP Steffen-Claudio Lemme (SDP) and MP Katrin Kunert (Die Linke).

They were accompanied by the German Ambassador to Malta Ms Gudrun SrA�ga, the Secretariat of the Budget Committee Dr Alexandre Trochter, Interpreter Ms Barbara Chisholm, and Mr Olaf Rieck from the German Embassy.

The Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mr Ray Scicluna, was also present.

Source: Government of Malta