Interviews

L-Aċċenn fuq il-Kwalità

It-tema li ġiet magħżula għad-dokument li jiġi preparat qabel il-Baġit hija ‘Fostering a Quality Culture’. Għaliex intagħżel dan is-slogan u x’messaġġ irid iwassal il-Gvern? Il-Gvern dejjem ifittex l-aħjar biex ikun fuq ta’ quddiem. Fil-ħajja ta’ kull familja, meta tkun bdiet mix-xejn u tibda tiżviluppa, l-ewwel essenzjal jaqa’ fuq l-ikel. Meta tistà taffordja l-ikel, imbagħad tibda taħseb għal affarijet oħrajn u tasal f’fażijiet ġodda. Fażi li tagħddi minnha kull familja, kif ukoll pajjiż ... [+]

ĦIDMIETNA SABIEX INLESTU MALTA GĦALL-FUTUR 

X’impatt dirett ħalla fuq il-poplu Malti l-Baġit 2018? Ir-reazzjonijiet li kien hemm għall-Baġit 2018 minn kull faxxa tal-ħajja juru biċ-ċar li l-impatt kien wieħed pożittiv ħafna. Dan joħroġ ukoll mir-reazzjoni tal-korpi kostitwiti. X’impatt għamlet  l-ekonomija fit-turiżmu? Żdied l-infieq tat-turisti? Din is-sena mistennija tkun sena oħra rekord għall-industrija tat-Turiżmu u għas-sena d-dieħla, in-numru ta’ ... [+]

We need to use carrots and sticks

You rounded off your Budget speech by saying it was time to start taking “tough decisions”. However, there was nothing of the sort. Why? Decisions are tough and will be taken now. The government will not shirk its responsibility even though such decisions will have medium- to long-term effects. Some problems ... [+]

‘You cannot fight the market’

If ever there was a job to which the old saying ‘you can never win’ applies, surely it would have to be the Minister of Finance. Traditionally, as the man who holds the key to the national treasury, he is inundated with pressure from Cabinet colleagues demanding ever-increasing allocations. And ... [+]

The four main areas of poverty and how each budget has tackled them

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna meets with The Malta Independent on Sunday in order to fill us in on what the government’s term plan is and how this budget fits into the grander scheme of things. Professor Scicluna divulged the systematic approach taken by this government to tackle issues in various ... [+]

How Finance Minister Scicluna builds his Budget

Faced with criticism that the middle class was forgotten in the Budget, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna says the exercise is part of a five-year plan and cannot be viewed in isolation. The Labour Party was under pressure by its traditional voters to deliver a more social Budget after three years of wealth generation ... [+]

Iktar mill-Baġit

Ta’ kull sena l-gvern jippreżenta baġit maħsub biex mhux biss jippreżenta pjan għas-sena li jkun imiss, iżda joffri wkoll rendikont ta’ dak li l-gvern ikun kiseb is-sena ta’ qabel fil-qasam finanzjarju. Iżda llum, meta għall-gvern il-qagħda finanzjarja hija prijorità kbira, il-baġit m’għadux biżejjed. Dan wassal biex qed ikun ippubblikat rapport ... [+]

Sibt il-Punt – ONE Radio – 13-02-2016

Waqt il-programm ta’ Manuel Micallef, Sibt il-Punt fuq ONE Radio 92.7, fejn iddiskjutejna dwar l-andament tal-ekonomija u l-finanzi ta’ pajjiżna.     - ONE Radio : 13.02.2016 [+]

Newsbook – RTK – 13-02-2016

  Intervent li għamilt nhar is-Sibt 13 ta' Frar, waqt il-programm ‘Newsbook’ immexxi minn Jesmond Saliba fuq l-RTK. Tkellimna dwar il-laqgħa importanti li kelli nhar il-Ħamis mal-Kummissarju Ewropew għall-Istabbiltà Finanzjarja, is-Servizzi Finanzjarji u l-Unjoni tas-Swieq Kapitali, Jonathan Hill, kif ukoll dwar il-laqgħa ta’ nhar il-Ġimgħa tal-Ministri tal-Finanzi tal-UE fi Brussell.   - Newsbook, ... [+]

DISSETT – TVM – 10.02.2016

Ma' Reno Bugeja fuq TVM, waqt il-programm tiegħu ta’ ġrajjiet kurrenti DISSETT. - 10th February, 2016 [+]