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January 2018

Malta remains one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe – IMF

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna welcomes the IMF 2017 Article IV Mission Concluding Statement, stating that prudent policies and advanced structural reforms contributed to the strengthening of private and public sector balance sheets, whilst steady job creation drove unemployment to historically low levels. Additionally, the Government is set to over-achieve the 2017 budget target. PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE “It is my pleasure to note that the IMF is recognising the annual ... [+]

Incentives for the use of bicycles as an alternative means of transport

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg launched a series of initiatives to encourage the use of bicycles in a joint press event at the Safi Local Council. PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS Amongst ongoing initiatives ... [+]

Further investment to strengthen surveillance in our ports

“Malta’s Customs gives high priority to the fight against smuggling, illicit trade, organised crime and terrorism not only for security reasons but also to promote a level playing field in the commercial sector and to safeguard Government’s revenue,” stated Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna at the inauguration of another new container scanner.  PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE This €1.7 million state of ... [+]

L-anzjanità u dak li ġġib magħha

Wieħed faċilment jinnota li llum l-anzjanità hija suġġett mill-aktar diskuss u dan għal diversi raġunijiet. Fosthom li proporzjonalment, mal-popolazzjoni, l-anzjanità qegħda dejjem tikber, u tikber sew. Dan huwa kawżat minn diversi fatturi. Hu fattur pożittiv li llum, grazzi għal-livell ta’ għixien flimkien ma’ titjib fis-servizzi ta’ saħħa u għarfien akbar ta’ ... [+]

Il-HBS jikkonferma titjib fil-kwalità tal-ħajja tal-familji Maltin

Waqt il-ftuħ tal-preżentazzjoni tal-Household Budgetary Survey mill-Uffiċċju Nazzjonali tal-Istatistika (NSO), il-Ministru għall-Finanzi Edward Scicluna qal li dan is-survey jikkonferma titjib fil-kwalità tal-ħajja tal-familji Maltin. STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-FINANZI Il-Ministru qal li dan huwa rifless fil-modi ta’ kif varja l-basket tan-nefqa tal-familji Maltin, fejn fost oħrajn naqas il-proporzjon tal-basket tan-nefqa fuq l-ikel, u żdiedet ... [+]

Resolving EMU’s pending issues is crucial for the EU’s credibility

“While we look up to the beyond with an appropriate vision, we have to ensure that we keep our feet on the ground”, said Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna during the ECOFIN council meeting in Brussels. The meeting’s agenda included the deepening of the European Monetary Union, the VAT package, ... [+]

Iż-żejt tiela’ f’wiċċ l-ilma

Huwa fatt innegabbli li pajjiżna issa kien ilu għal żmien sostanzjalment twil fil-mira ta’ kritika inġusta fejn jirrigwarda s-sistema tat-taxxa. Kritika li twasslet f’livelli għoljin u influwenti ħafna, bħalma huwa l-Parlament Ewropew, anke permezz tal-midja internazzjonali. Ippruvaw ipinġu lil pajjiżna bħala pajjiż fejn hija prattikata laxkezza fiskali, li pajjiżna huwa tax ... [+]

Malta Development Bank

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat met the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Development Bank (MDB) in the presence of the Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna, Prime Minister’s advisor Louis Grech and Chief of Staff Keith Schembri at Castille. During the meeting, the Prime Minister highlighted ... [+]

Faqar ta’ pajjiżi sħaħ

Ġimgħatejn ilu esperjenzajna għal darb’oħra kemm il-poplu Malti u Għawdxi huwa wieħed ġeneruż. Il-ġbir li sar għall-Istrina u għad-Dar tal-Providenza huma prova mill-akbar. Ma ninsewx li tul is-sena jkollna diversi kampanji oħra ta’ ġbir li l-għanijiet tagħhom huma varji. Dan jinkludi ġbir li jkun immirat primarjament b’risq il-Missjonijiet li tmexxi ... [+]

Malta is amongst the most tax compliant countries

“Indicators just published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) portray Malta as a tax compliant jurisdiction. This is exactly what we have been stating all along in the face of unfair criticism by uninformed or malicious quarters. Thus, while we intend to continue to be one of the competitive ... [+]