New EU representative BoV office in Brussels
Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi recently inaugurated the Bank of Valletta EU Representative Office in Brussels, which will help Maltese enterprises tap into EU centralised funds and help them take advantage of the evolving EU internal market.
The office, which will be headed by Mark Scicluna Bartoli, will also help enhance the bank’s already good working relationship with EU institutions, namely the European Commission and the European Investment Fund, and the pan-European associations based in Brussels.
The office is hosted within the headquarters of the European Savings Banks Group, of which BoV has been an active member for the past 10 years.
Present for the launch were BoV CEO Charles Borg and representatives from the bank’s management and board of directors as well as distinguished guests from European entities, Maltese MEPs and representatives from the Maltese Embassy in Belgium and Malta’s permanent representation to the EU.
Mr Borg said: “As the largest Maltese financial institution – a systematically important bank in our country – we play a key role as a catalyst of economic development in Malta and also a shaper of the Maltese economy.”
“Through our new EU representative office, we plan to participate even more closely in the activities of EU institutions that will allow us to present our point of view on how EU funding programmes can be tailored to better support Maltese enterprises and to seek investment opportunities for our clients as well as other areas related to training and skills development.”