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February 2020

Fourth quarter of 2019 outpaces third quarter by 1.4 percentage points

In the last quarter of 2019 covering the period October to December, the Maltese economy continued to record one of the highest economic growth rates in the EU. As a result, latest GDP data showed that in 2019 Malta continued to be one of the fastest growing EU economies, growing at 4.4 per cent. PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES “While pleased with the overall annual growth rate ... [+]

Visit at the Malta Council for Science and Technology

“The government will continue investing in research and innovation since they are key for the future of our country,” reiterated Minister of Finance and Financial Services Edward Scicluna, accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Digital Economy Clayton Bartolo during their visit at the Malta Council of Science and ... [+]

Fl-Interess ta’ Pajjiżna

Meta l-President ta’ l-Amerka Donald Trump ħareġ bl-għajta ta’ Amerika First kulħadd beda jidħaq fis-sens li ħaduh biċ-cajt. Filfatt ma qal xejn speċjali li Malta ma qalitx fi żmien l-ghajta ghall-ħelsien tagħha, dik ta’ ‘Malta l-ewwel u qabel kollox’. Pero’ li l-Amerka tgħidha llum tistona xi ftit. Ghal min ikun spiss ... [+]

Anti-Terrorism Finance Training and Workshops

Minister Edward Scicluna stated that, “The Moneyval Fifth Round Mutual Evaluation Report should serve as a benchmark, to up our standards.” PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES “The Maltese government is accepting all recommendations, without exception. The critical points are being identified and taken on board, to increase ... [+]

Malta Business Community at the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry seminar

‘Malta is a founding member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) which will mark its 30th anniversary next year. Malta forms part of a constituency made up of five other countries, namely Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Israel and Kazakhstan. Over the years, EBRD has strengthened emerging economies ... [+]

IFSP’s Annual Conference

“The financial services sector has more challenges and even more opportunities. I have no doubt that our country has the necessary resources to excel,” stated Minister for Finance and Financial Services Edward Scicluna, during his opening speech at the IFSP’s Annual Conference held at the Marriott Hotel in St Julian’s. PRESS ... [+]

Riżorsi Umani Limitati

F’numru ta’ nkjesti li qed isiru f’dawn l-aħħar xhur, wieħed ripetutament jisma’ kif, il-kapijiet tal-entitajiet li qed jidhru quddiem min qed imexxi l-inkjesti, isemmu li fl-entita’ li huma jmexxu hemm nuqqas ta’ riżorsi, b’mod partikulari r-riżors uman. Din hi xi ħaġa normalissima li tingħad minn min ikun qed imexxi, mhux biss ... [+]

Żjara fl-aġenzija MiTA

Fi żjara li saret fl-uffiċini tal-MITA f’Santa Venera, il-Ministru għall-Finanzi u s-Servizzi Finanzjarji Edward Scicluna u s- Segretarju Parlamentari għas-Servizzi Finanzjarji u l-Ekonomija Diġitali Clayton Bartolo ltaqgħu mal-bord tad-diretturi mmexxi mis-Sur Tony Sultana. F’din iż-żjara l-Ministru Edward Scicluna u s-Segretarju Parlamentari Clayton Bartolo ġew mgħarrfa bil-proġetti li huma ppjanati li ... [+]

More Coherent, Transparent, and Less Complex Fiscal Framework

“Looking back, the EU experience following the last financial crisis shows that the fiscal framework rules worked for some EU countries, but not for all member states. Therefore, we need to ask ourselves whether changes are indeed necessary or whether supplementary measures are what is required. We need to make ... [+]

High economic growth rates projected by the EU for the foreseeable future

The Ministry for Finance and Financial Services welcomes the 2020 Winter Economic Forecast published by the European Commission (EC) which, follows the 2019 Autumn Forecast, in that it expects the Maltese economy to record the highest GDP growth rates in the EU for years 2020 and 2021. PRESS RELEASE BY THE ... [+]