Mal­tese cross themed logo to be used for up­com­ing EU Coun­cil pres­i­dency

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The logo cho­sen for Malta’s up­com­ing EU Coun­cil pres­i­dency, in­spired by the Mal­tese cross was un­veiled yes­ter­day.

The un­veil­ing of the logo came dur­ing a press con­fer­ence that was jointly ad­dressed by Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for Euro­pean Af­fairs Louis Grech and Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for the 2017 EU pres­i­dency and EU funds Ian Borg.

The logo was cho­sen out of 29 de­sign sub­mis­sions by Malta Col­lege of Arts, Science and Tech­nol­ogy stu­dents.

Dr Borg spoke of how the logo cho­sen is a “con­tem­po­rary in­ter­pre­ta­tion” of the Mal­tese cross, the em­blem that is syn­ony­mous with Malta and its rich his­tory.

Im­mi­gra­tion and be­com­ing closer to EU cit­i­zens are top of the agenda for Malta’s six­month long EU coun­cil pres­i­dency, that is to start in Jan­uary and end in June.

“Malta will be hold­ing the pres­i­dency dur­ing what is ex­pected to be a busy and dif­fi­cult pe­riod, with Brexit tak­ing cen­tre stage but other is­sues like se­cu­rity, the sin­gle mar­ket and eco­nomic growth also pro­vid­ing a chal­lenge,” he said.

Pho­to­graph: Jonathan Borg

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