Premier Burt Continues Meetings In Europe

October 11, 2017 | 9 Comments

During his first official visit to Europe, Premier and Finance Minister David Burt had a meeting with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría in Paris.

“The meeting with the Secretary General was wide reaching with the OECD leader offering the Premier information on how the OECD is assisting small countries to address sustainable environments in the face of issues like global warming. During the meeting they also discussed current events taking place in the EU,” the Government said.

“Bermuda’s recent OECD rating of ‘largely compliant’ was praised, as was Bermuda achieving placement on France’s country by country reporting White List.

“During the French Insurance Federation meeting, also in Paris, Premier Burt gave assurances to our French Reinsurance partners that Bermuda is committed to dialogue with its key European partners, particularly those in Brussels.

“Premier Burt held a meeting with Head of Cabinet Commissioner, Neven Mimica, who heads international cooperation development.  The meeting was an opportunity to set the tone for a future relationship with Brussels on the basis of Bermuda’s reinsurance industry’s economic contribution to Europe. ”

Premier Burt stated, “Bermuda has been granted Solvency II equivalency in insurance by the EU, we have lead in the efforts for international transparency and we are seen as a strong financial player in the EU market and by political heads in Brussels.”

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  1. SaltySailor says:

    “we have lead in the efforts for international transparency”

    Great. Now tell us how much these trips are costing Bermuda, just like the OBA posted their incurred costs.

  2. Local says:

    The OBA had that covered, this ain’t nothing new. What new deals are the PLP bringing to Bermuda?

  3. aceboy says:

    I await a full comprehensive report on the discussions AND the cost of the trip.

  4. Politricks says:

    Can someone please ask as to why the PLP Government refuse to reveal the costs of all their taxpayer funded trips?

    This was a Government that declared how ‘open and transparent’ they would be.

    Time to hold them to account, don’t you think?

  5. Stevie says:

    Repeat of the 12 years of first PLP tenure. Same s..t, just different actors.

  6. cpm says:

    Burt in Brussels to stab the UK in the back!
    Being ruled from Brussels once we go independant + the IMF

  7. Up D hill says:

    Burt is piggy backing on the work Bob Richards and the OBA did for Bermuda. Hopefully Burt was transparent about that with them. If not the OECD now know David Burt !

  8. jaden says:

    travel travel travel spend spend spend

  9. Realist says:

    All those PLP voters sitting back now SILENT! Heads hung In embarrassment I bet! In less than 3 months the same tactics. Spend on trips. Rehire but don’t restructure the civil service. Spray toxic chemicals to kill weeds rather than send out a dediated team of workers. More and more bus cancellations. More blue GP cars on the road. How long before the honey moon is over. Tick tock 100 days almost up.

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