Tag: Economy Minister

Two nominations for casual election to replace Chris Cardona

A total of two candidates have submitted their nomination for the casual election being held on the eight electoral district, the Electoral Commission has announced.

Govt reduced VAT on facemasks and face shields to 5%

The VAT charged on face masks and face shields will go down from 18% to 5%. This was announced by the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri, following the announcement earlier this week with regards to the price capping for face masks, which are now being sold to a maximum price cap of 95c, and face shields at €5.

Malta Intellectual Property Awards 2020 launched

The ‘Malta Intellectual Property Awards’ aimed at encouraging new ideas and the recognition of intellectual property through a €50,000 award fund was launched by the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses as part of the World Intellectual Property Day which will be celebrated on Sunday amongst European member states.

Malta Chamber urges Economy Minister to identify specific price-abuse cases

The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry stated that it was the very first to raise the issue of price-abuse on the 10th March when it issued a media statement calling on all businesses to practice the highest ethical standards, when it comes to market-pricing, especially on necessary items during these challenging ties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Retail companies urge Economy Minister to safeguard their interests

Owners of retail companies have written to Prime Minister Robert Abela and Economy Minister Silvio Schembri urging them to implement measures that would safeguard their interests. Speaking about the measures announced by the government on Saturday, the companies said that such measures do not apply for their business model since in their case, employees are required to make direct contact with their clients.

Watch: ‘It’s not about agreeing or disagreeing’ – Schembri on Mizzi’s...

Economy Minister Silvio Schembri argues that the lucrative contract awarded to disgraced former Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi cannot be compared to other consultancy contracts

Board of inquiry accepts request to obtain Cardona’s mobile data

In July 2017, local mobile operators had been ordered by the Court to retain information from Cardona’s mobile phone

Third Judge appointed to preside over VGH appeal

Both Madam Justice Consuelo Scerri Herrera and Mr Justice Aaron Bugeja recused themselves.

Why is it people close to the PM get top jobs?...

The Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has questioned why it is that people close to the Prime Minister are being given ...

Moderate leaders try to protect Italy – from their own government

Italy's prime minister and economy minister have formed an unofficial alliance with the president to prevent the euro zone's third-largest economy being dragged into...