Appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for the 2017 European Presidency and European Union Funding, Dr. Ian Borg is the youngest member of the Executive in the current legislature. His responsibilities following his appointment in March 2013, include the national preparations for Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017, as well as the strengthening of the European Union funds absorption process to achieve a more efficient and transparent practice.
Dr. Borg graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2012, after successfully reading a Doctoral degree in Laws, a Diploma in Public Notarial Practice and a Bachelors Degree in Law.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Dr. Borg served as Mayor of Ħad-Dingli after his election in 2005 and was reaffirmed in subsequent elections in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, he was also elected as an Executive Member of the Local Councils Association, while also serving in the North Regional Committee and in the Users’ Committee of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. Meanwhile, since 2010, he also was a member of the Maltese delegation to the Committee of the Regions as part of the Party of European Socialists.