Tag: Mario De Marco
Finance Minister Edward Scicluna’s attempts to distance himself from the numerous “scandalous decisions” made by the Labour government were dashed by the ministry’s own permanent secretary, according to the Nationalist Party.
Shakespeare once wrote that the devil can cite Scripture for his purpose, but a parliamentary debate on the EU budget suggests that MPs resort to statistics instead.
The reputational damage inflicted on Malta as a result of numerous corruption scandals in recent years have left Malta unable to make its case in the EU, according to Nationalist MPs Mario de Marco and Kristy Debono.
"It would have been better if organisations carrying out such suspicious activities were kept away and barred from operating in our jurisdiction," de Marco said, adding that this posed a risk to the country's reputation.
Opposition spokesperson for finance Mario de Marco proposed a 10-point plan for the bolstering of the post-Covid economy.
A proposed rewrite of Malta’s Cohabitation law would eliminate legal recognition of 4,000 cohabiting couples whilst retaining a legal structure which has only been utilised by 13 couples, MP Mario de Marco said in Parliament today.
The amount of money that the government can borrow this year has been increased substantially in light of the economic impact of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and Economy Minister Silvio Schembri both stressed that there was a limit to the measures government could implement to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as both observed that it remains to be seen how long the crisis will last.
PN finance spokesman Mario de Marco warns that an economic slowdown may impact government revenues.
Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) stated that the government has to allow the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to work diligently and stop interfering in its...
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