Speaking recently in Brussels, Malta’s deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech, spoke of the challenges facing the EU and the Maltese Presidency in early 2017.  He spoke of the need for the EU to address the uncertainties, fears and inequalities that are being felt by Europe’s citizens. On the 1st January, Malta will take over the rotating presidency of the EU for 6 months.  During their Presidency, the United Kingdom is expected to invoke Article 50 and France and the Netherlands both have national elections.