MIA’s delegation familiarisation visit at EU Parliament
In November 2017, a 28 member delegation composed of members of the Malta Institute of Accountants and staff attended a familiarisation visit to the European Parliament in Brussels. The initiative was taken by the MIA and was partly sponsored by the European Parliament under its Opinion Multiplier Groups Subsidy Scheme.
The delegation, which was led by the MIA President William Spiteri Bailey, obtained first-hand experience of the decision-making processes in Brussels.
During the familiarisation visit the Maltese delegation had several meetings including a visit to the European Parliament, where the delegation had the opportunity to meet Maltese Members of the European Parliament Dr Miriam Dalli and Dr Roberta Metsola, a meeting with the Head of Malta’s Permanent Representation to the EU, Ms Marlene Bonnici at Dar Malta and a visit to the offices of Accountancy Europe.
As part of the visit, the Maltese delegation also went to the Le Berlaymont, the European Commission Head Quarters, where they met with Mr Andrew Bianco, a member of cabinet of the EU Commissioner Mr Karmenu Vella.
Apart from the familiarisation with the way the EU institutions work, the visit also served as an opportunity for the Institute’s delegation to discuss issues of particular interest to the Maltese accountancy profession.