The National Reform Programme was discussed during a joint Core Group meeting of MEUSAC and MCESD.
Chair of the Core Group, Social Dialogue Minister Dr Helena Dalli, and Finance Minister Prof. Edward Scicluna were present for the meeting. The meeting was led by MEUSAC Head Dr Vanni Xuereb.
In April each year. Member States are obliged to submit their plans in relation to their public finances to the European Commission. The plans include measures aimed at enhancing the economy and making it more sustainable. Later on in spring, the Commission issues recommendations to each Member State for the consideration of each State when planning their next national budget.
One of the issues discussed was the news that Malta had registered a surplus for the first time after a good four decades.