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June 2018

Finance Minister Scicluna at AIIB meeting

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna participated and addressed the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which was held in Mumbai, India between the 24th and 26th June. The AIIB today consists of 86 members, including regions that span beyond Asia. PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE In his address Minister Scicluna commended the Bank’s relentless drive in promoting sustainable development and prosperity in Asia ... [+]

Let us proceed on areas where there is broad agreement

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna, together with fellow Eurogroup finance ministers participated in the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Eurogroup within the Council of the European Union, which was held at the Chateaux Senningen in Luxembourg. The Eurogroup is currently made up of 19 out of ... [+]

Soluzzjonijiet Ghall-Emigrazzjoni fil-Meditterran

Il-fenominu tal-emigrazzjoni mhux xi ħaġa ġdida. Ilkoll smajna bl-emigrazzjoni kbira ta’ nies li telqu minn Malta u ħafna pajjiżi mill-Ewropa lejn l-Awstralja, l-Istati Uniti tal-Amerika, l-Kanada u pajjiżi oħra wara l-Gwerra. Illum għandna taħlita ta’ żewġ fatturi. Għandek ir- refuġjati u għandek l-emigranti illi jmorru f’pajjiż ieħor għal skop ekonomiku. Ir-refjuġat huwa ... [+]

Żieda fil-limitu massimu ta’ eżenzjoni mill-VAT

“Ħafna jaħsbu li l-kobor tal-gvern hu mkejjel f’kemm jagħmel proġetti kbar u kumplessi. Iżda dan il-gvern jemmen li l-veru kobor hu li jaħseb f’kulħadd, inkluż iż-żgħir ħafna. B’din il-miżura dan il-gvern qed jaħseb f’dawn l-individwi fl-attività ekonomika ċkejkna tagħhom”, qal il-Ministru għall-Finanzi Edward Scicluna waqt konferenza stampa fid-Dipartiment tal-VAT f’Birkirkara. STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-FINANZI Il-Ministru ... [+]

Politika li tisfratta (disruptive politics)

Kull bidla ta’ gvern, u hawn qed nirreferi għal meta il-partit li jibda jigverna jkun partit differenti minn dak li kien jigverna qabel, bilforsli jwassal għal tibdil fil-mod tat-tmexxija. Wieħed irid ifakkar li din il-bidla tkun ġiet determinata mill-elettorat. Ikun l-elettorat li ried din il-bidla u kien l-istess elettorat li ... [+]

Sustained economic growth in the first quarter of 2018

The 4.4 per cent growth of the Maltese economy during the first quarter of this year translated into a €78 million increase in workers’ wages and a €70 million increase in gross profits of enterprises. These increases boosted private consumption which recorded a healthy increase of €34 million or 3.1 ... [+]

Djalogu Soċjali għal Malta ta’ għada

Il-Prim Ministru Joseph Muscat, bħala mexxej tal-Partit Laburista, stieden lis-sieħba soċjali għall-business breakfast, biex filwaqt li jfakkar l-għaxar snin li ilu Kap tal-Partit Laburista, jibqa’ jżomm kuntatt dirett mal-poplu u l-imsieħba soċjali. Dan mhux xi eżerċizzju ta’ marketing iżda eżerċizzju li jservi sabiex il-Prim Ministru jisma’ direttament minn fomm l-istess ... [+]

Tkompli tiżdied l-effiċjenza tal-Bord tal-Appelli tal-Kuntratti Pubbliċi

“Fl-aħħar ħames snin, il-Public Contracts Review Board (PCRB) irnexxielu jikseb livell għoli ta’ kredibilità u rispett u implimenta għadd ta’ bidliet u riformi skont il-prinċipji ta’ governanza tajba li wasslu sabiex ma jibqax ikun hemm dewmien fid-deċiżjonijiet tal-appelli,” qal il-Ministru għall-Finanzi Edward Scicluna waqt konferenza stampa fl-uffiċini tal-PCRB, fejn ġie ... [+]

Three hundred sixteen accountants and auditors receive CPA and PCA warrants and certificates

In all, 316 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) warrants and Practising Certificates in Auditing (PCA) were presented by the Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna, during a ceremony held at Hastings Gardens, Valletta.   PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE   During his address, the Minister underlined the importance of the professional training that the ... [+]

Id-dilemma politika u ekonomika tal-Italja

Ir-riżultat elettorali riċenti li kien hemm fl-Italja, wassal sabiex f’dan il-pajjiż qrib tagħna, ikun hemm taqlib kbir u kriżi politika. X’wassal għal din il-kriżi? X’għandu wieħed jistenna li jkunu l-iżviluppi f’din il-kobba mħabbla?  Żgur li hemm ħafna x’jitgħallem minn din il-kriżi.  Fl-Italja, bħalma hemm jirrenja f’uħud mill-pajjiżi tal-iStati membri Ewropew, hemm ... [+]