Malta – A partner country for Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement

The Swiss contribution to Malta amounts to CHF 5 million. Until 2015, 3 projects designed to reduce economic and social disparities in Malta have been implemented. The project implementation is accompanied by the SDC in Berne.

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Projects in Malta

Switzerland supports three projects in Malta with its EU enlargement contribution

Project news

News, highlights and information on the projects in Malta

Results in Malta

Switzerland uses its enlargement contribution to help train diplomats in the Mediterranean and enable all Maltese citizens to access modern cancer diagnostic services

Bilateral Framework Agreement with Malta

Switzerland has concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Malta. Switzerland decides in consultation with Malta and independently of the EU which projects it will support

Documents (6)

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Swiss Enlargement Contribution Annual Report 2015

The annual report contains an overview of concrete results and the status of project implementation. Over 500 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from the new EU member states received scholarships in 2015 to do research in Switzerland. Bulgaria introduced legislation that provides for outpatient care based on the Swiss Spitex model, and Slovenia halved the heating and electricity bills of schools through energy efficiency renovations and renewable energies.




Evaluation Report on the Swiss Contribution 2015: Key points in brief

An independent evaluation has confirmed the federal authorities have achieved good results in implementing Switzerland’s enlargement contribution to the new EU member states. This report summarises the key findings of the evaluation and outlines the progress and achievements of the Swiss contribution.



The Swiss Enlargement Contribution

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs present an interim balance sheet on the first five years since the approval of the Enlargement Contribution to the new 10 EU-Member States. The projects are to be implemented within another five year period, i.e., by 2017.




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News (6)

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Malta: Completion of the projects

Young men and women from North African and the Middle East

24.07.2015 – Article

The installation of a modern tomograph in the public hospital in Malta affords access to improved cancer diagnosis for the general public. In addition, 60 young diplomats from North Africa and the Middle East have deepened their knowledge of human rights, governance and democracy in the master's degree programme offered at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC). These are the results of the two projects in Malta that are completed now.


Federal Council opens consultation on the continuation of the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe

17.12.2014 – Media release
The Federal Council has opened the consultation on the continuation of the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe (Eastern Europe Cooperation Act). The current act is still valid until the end of May 2017. A timely prolongation should enable the seamless continuation of cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The consultation will last until 31 March 2015.


The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, meets the Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr George W. Vella

The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, and Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs George W. Vella signing a memorandum of understanding at the Von-Wattenwyl-Haus in Bern.

04.11.2014 – Media release

Bern, 04.11.2014 - The President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta on Tuesday for an official working visit at the Watteville House in Bern. The meeting was an opportunity to take stock of various international and multilateral issues and of the development of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Malta. A memorandum of understanding was signed.


The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, meets the Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr George W. Vella

04.11.2014 – Media release
The President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta on Tuesday for an official working visit at the Watteville House in Bern. The meeting was an opportunity to take stock of various international and multilateral issues and of the development of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Malta. A memorandum of understanding was signed.


Switzerland

31.05.2013 – Media release
More than 200 projects are now being implemented as part of the enlargement contribution. At the annual conference of Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe on 31 May 2013 in Bern, government representatives and experts from Switzerland and abroad discussed the importance and the impact of these projects. About 750 people took part in the annual conference in the Hotel National, an exceptionally high turnout.


The Swiss Enlargement Contribution in Malta

MEDAC students in front of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

17.09.2010 – Article

Switzerland supports Malta in the realization of two projects, i.e., special funding for the “Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies” and the acquisition of a PET scanner for diagnosing cancer. Just about CHF 5 million will be injected into these projects from the Swiss Enlargement Contribution. Both projects are on the verge of implementation, bringing to an end the distribution of the Swiss Enlargement Contribution earmarked for Malta.

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