PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government meets the President of the Committee of the Regions

The Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Stefan Buontempo had a formal meeting with the President of the Committee of the Regions Markku Markkula in Brussels.

During this meeting Malta’s preparatory work for the EU Presidency was explained, in particular the areas of relevance to local government and local citizens. Bringing the EU closer to its citizens, the main theme for Malta’s presidency, also fits within Malta’s local government vision of creating stronger communities through our local councils with the full support and assistance of the Parliamentary Secretariat responsible for local government.

Other issues of mutual relevance were also discussed between Stefan Buontempo and Markku Markkula, including the area of innovation and exchange of good practices between EU cities and regions. Future cooperation between the two sides was agreed as the way forward.

Source: Government of Malta