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16/09/2021

Official Visit of the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

​​​​​Prime Minister Robert Abela welcoming the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. President von der Leyen is visiting Malta in relation to the recovery and resilience facility NextGenerationEU and the national Recovery and Resilience Plan.


Prime Minister Robert Abela and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen visited the Malta Information Technology Agency which will be heavily involved in the digital transformation of the public administration as part of Malta’s recovery and resilience plan. They were welcomed by the Minister for the Economy and Industry Silvio Schembri; Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi; Principal Permanent Secretary Mr Mario Cutajar; and MITA’s Executive Chairman Mr Tony Sultana.

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Welcome ceremony at Castille Place prior to talks on Malta’s recovery plan which includes reforms and investments to support sustainable transport, energy efficiency, and digitalizing the public administration.

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The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen signs the visitors’ book at the Office of the Prime Minister.


Tête-à-tête between Prime Minister Robert Abela and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The two discussed Malta’s request for more than €310 million in grants under the recovery and resilience facility. Malta submitted a plan covering six areas, including sustainable transport, circular economy, clean energy and energy efficiency in buildings, the digital transformation of the public administration and the legal system, projects targeting the health and education sectors, as well as institutional reforms.

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Following their tête-à-tête, Prime Minister Robert Abela and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens and view the Grand Harbour.

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Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen address a press conference.

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