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European Union Society Hosts Maltese High Commissioner

Society hosts Maltese High Commissioner during the EU Council presidency visit to Scotland


28 Jun 2017

The Edinburgh University European Union Society hosted the Maltese High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr Norman Hamilton, today for a public lecture.

Speaking on the theme of Meeting Europe’s Challenges: Malta’s Perspective, High Commissioner Hamilton outlined the priorities for Malta at the start of its presidency in January and the progress which has been achieved since. He also underlined in particular Malta’s commitment to addressing effectively the migration situation in the Mediterranean.

Mr Hamilton’s lecture came as part of the Maltese EU presidency visit to Scotland. It has been the custom for several years that the Head of Mission in London of the country holding the six-month EU Council presidency make a visit to Scotland during the course of the presidency. High Commissioner Hamilton was the fifth consecutive Head of Mission to be hosted by the European Union Society, following the ambassadors of Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovakia.

The event was organised and chaired by Anthony Salamone, President of the European Union Society.

Anthony Salamone, Europa Institute Member, is PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh.


The Edinburgh Europa Institute is the University of Edinburgh's research centre on European integration. Founded in 1968, it is the oldest organsation of its kind in Scotland and the UK. The Institute occupies a strategic position in academic and policy debates on Europe and organises a range of events and activities for academics, practitioners and the wider public.