Plenary and Committee Speeches

Econ meeting with national parliamentarians

It is a great pity that the effort that must be carried out to curtail tax evasion and aggressive tax planning has been deviated from what should be its proper goal: that of combatting tax abuses primarily on a national basis. Instead, the real target has become that of curtailing tax competition with a view

Plenary and Committee Speeches

Extension of the European statistical programme to 2020

The text we have before us is important because it provides excellent guidelines regarding the collection of data we need to design, implement and evaluate European policy in coming years. There will be enormous needs for consolidation of policies with the probability that deepening of eurozone governance will be attempted. The danger is that consolidation

Plenary and Committee Speeches

Panama papers follow-up and the rule of law in Malta

Members of this Parliament wishing to criticise the Maltese government, might say that it has adopted policies with which they disagree. Yet under Dr Muscat’s administration the Maltese economy has reached unprecedented rates of growth at the top of the EU league. It is delivering prosperity to all segments of the Maltese population. Reforms have