MEUSACMalta-EU (European Union) Steering and Action Committee
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For its part, the Parliamentary Secretary Aaron Farrugia explained MEUSAC serving as a key link connecting citizens with the European Union.
The Head of MEUSAC Vanni Xuereb explained that what emerges from these consultation meetings will be collected in a report to be presented by the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat with reports from other Member States for consideration European council in December 2018.
As an example mention the number of consultations with citizens being organized by MEUSAC and in which people talk a lot about the sustainability of the development of our country.
The Head of MEUSAC Dr Vanni Xuereb explained already made on this vision consultation with various sectors of society, several meetings of sectoral committees MEUSAC, and now had a public consultation that will lead to the end November.
The Head of MEUSAC Vanni Xuereb explained that these consultations are intended to give voice to various sectors of society and meet a wide range of people.
What emerges from these consultation meetings will be collected in a report by MEUSAC to be presented with reports from other member states for consideration and discussion by heads of state or government in European Council of December 2018.
In this context the Minister Dalli stressed the importance of hearing those who are disillusioned or irritated with the European Union while assured those present that their views will be included in a final report that will be prepared by MEUSAC as part of the ongoing process in the European Union.
She compared the role of the EESC on the European level to what MEUSAC does on the local level, whilst praising the way MEUSAC operates in terms of bringing the EU closer to citizens, and for the assistance it provides to NGOs, government entities and local councils in the EU funding application process.
MEUSAC Head Vanni Xuereb explained the role of MEUSAC as a forum for a structured dialogue on EU affairs.
Dr Xuereb welcomed the delegation and explained the role of MEUSAC both prior to Malta's accession to the EU as well as following its re-activation in 2008.
These were held in partnership with the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC).
During a welcoming address at a MEUSACs Core Group meeting, which was attended by European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli spoke of the need for the EU to reach out more to society and to regain its social soul.