Malta adopts National Provisions for the EGTC Regulation

Publicated on: January 26, 2011

19.01.2011. The Permanent Representation of Malta has notified the European Commission in relation to the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Order 2011 (AL 8/11), which has been adopted by the Prime Minister to implement the Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 on EGTCs (European grouping of territorial cooperation).

This Order was published last 11 January in the Maltese Gazette. According to the Maltese Law, the EGTC (in Maltese REKT-Ragruppament Ewropew ta' Koperazzjoni Territorjali) will be registered before the Finance Ministry, which the national authorising body. The order does not specify explicitly whether an EGTC is an entity of public or private Law and forbids the participation of entities of limited liability. Concerning the budget, insolvency and winding up of EGTCs, the Co-operative Societies Act is the complementary legal framework. The Order establishes a term of 10 days for newly constituted EGTC to notify to the EU institutions and request the publication in the Official Journal.