Edward Scicluna

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Edward Scicluna says : “Three years have passed since that new chapter. Has there been any improvement at St Luke’s? Was one euro invested?” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We need to feel as one country. We need to agree on certain things. But we have to say it aloud,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “When I was chairman of the MFSA under both administrations, I always kept an open channel with both the finance minister and shadow finance minister in the area of financial services. Many financial service providers remember this and I am sure they yearn for this state of affairs to return,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “GlobalCapital’s rebranding into LifeStar is a good sign and is more than meets the eye this is not only good for the group, but good for the industry and good for the country,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "They will receive a template from the FATF to compile the second report with them. One expects them by the first half of next year," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna explained : “This financial programme was possible because we were prepared economically. We had low debt and strong finances,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Government is expecting that when all facts are in hand, appropriate compensation is granted to the former employees and their families,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 19, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The background on which we are building this year’s budget is not the normal scenario, and this is the time for the government and civil society alike to show its ability to deal with a crisis,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “in the second quarter, we released how, even though we have great industries like gaming or financial services, the closure of the tourism industry was extremely powerful in our country which is why our profit decreased by 16% which is still not as bad as other countries” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We know a deficit will occur again in 2021- the question is how big of a deficit we can afford. The more measures we implement, the more the deficit will increase and the more work we will have in the future to decrease it,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “This will not be a budget which will be held in normal times, and I think that the Government and Civil Society need to show their ability to deal with a crisis,” External link

bay Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Despite this, the government cannot spend everything mindlessly, and it has to prioritise,” External link

bay Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Everyone is responsible for their own actions. If something happened behind someone’s back, they’re responsible for their own actions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We are now studying the next phase to make sure we keep supplying oxygen to our economy,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna claimed : “the country has nothing to hide” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna recalls : "There was an English consultant present who was very knowledgeable about energy," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna insists : "From day one, before everything started I did the first national risk assessment for the FATF and Moneyval and I had sent for the police commissioner and AG and told them that where economic crime was involved I had a blank cheque for them because I knew it was very expensive work. That was in 2013" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna replies : "Categorically no. I was never involved in negotiations and signings and so on," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna says : "I cannot condemn anyone. But if there is a case it must be investigated... we have weaknesses that must be addressed," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna remarks : "God forbid if one thinks that colleagues are thieves!" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The authority is instead evaluating the possibility of re-designing and re-developing the existing premises in Mrieħel to transform them into modern offices that will cater to its future needs,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “One should not dramatise the situation. These things happen. What counts is the action you take once you find out,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “the COVID-19 crisis on an economic level is still with us and many people still need help. Our aim is to help and support business owners, self-employed and households in our country as much as possible” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “those people who have already applied for a six-month moratorium and feel they need more time and support, can apply again in order to extend it for another six months. Therefore, this will ultimately serve for one year. A large number of businessmen and families have called for this moratorium and it is therefore very important” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "This is spin to make it seem like the governemnt is afraid that it won't meet its deadlines; it is not true at all" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “But were they good enough? When you demand a high standard, you realise there are shortcomings. Expert reports are drawn up by those who go into details, they are objective, you have to take notice of them” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Everyone has his opinion; this is like the glass half full and half empty scenario. I like to see that it is filling up, while others are saying that is has not yet been filled,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “If you have someone who is unemployed on social benefits, and has a Ferrari for example, such legislation would allow for authorities to step in and demand a declaration of funds,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I get disgusted when I see them [the allegations], and that is why we have the institutions apart from the court which are tasked with investigating such matters,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “You cannot blame the victim because a robber has been to his house and stolen. It is important that once you discover things, you report them and you investigate them” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "I expressed my opinion in cabinet, in the parliamentary group and with the prime minister - both the previous one and the current one," External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Everyone has his opinion; this is like the glass half full and half empty scenario. I like to see that it is filling up, while others are saying that is has not yet been filled,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “If you have someone who is unemployed on social benefits, and has a Ferrari for example, such legislation would allow for authorities to step in and demand a declaration of funds,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Some people try to ridicule the scheme but this is also an anti-poverty measure as you have what is known as distribution. Without such planning, you cannot eradicate poverty,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "This government takes pride in the NGOs and their hard work, and we could not leave them out in this economic regeneration plan," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We never had any policies to increase the foreign labour force, even though the Opposition has said so time and time again,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “When the private sector began to grow and could not find local workers, then naturally they began searching in Europe for workers. These were people who would come to work, live and buy property in Malta, and then leave when they wish,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I’m doing it for my own ministry, to be shared on other media, including Facebook. By the way, I even use my own camera. To criminalise a minister of finance on this technical issue is a step too far,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 12, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Commission ) : “Such an indicator is not sophisticated enough to catch the peculiarities of countries where there are some sectors which survive the ravishes of the pandemic while having one important economic sector, devastated as is the case with tourism. We expect the Commission to come up with better indicators,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Government’s wish is that of having the economy recover to its former growth, and this can be achieved in the long-term,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “That is why the government will be diving head first into restoring people’s confidence so that the economy can start turning again,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The measure is not for those staying home but for those who are courageous and who are part of the economic activity,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I’m not trying to say that we did everything well, but we couldn’t do any different. No government anywhere in the world has enough resources to address everyone and make good on all their losses,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : "The banks have to be prudent, but they must also have a social responsibility. They are not charitable organisations, but they need to be conscious of the social [realities] of the country," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Donald Trump ) : “US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would respond and take commercial action, by means of tariffs, against countries which inctroduce a digital tax on large American corporations, such as Google. So, in effect, it’s not easy to put a [digital tax] in place,” “The most which [the EU could do] is implement a corporation tax. This might be accepted by the US and OECD. Malta will participate in any discussion on this, like all other member states will. What is important for us is not taxes, but maintaining our competitivity” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna warned : “The worst danger for Malta, and this is where we must see what is in the national interest, is that they are turning to company taxes, where Malta was already facing challenges and threats [before the outbreak of the pandemic],” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna warned : "one has to look into how the money will be given as aid for the post-pandemic. We need to analyse the money that will be given and what will be given in loans" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

euractiv-en Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “As predicted by the IMF, the EU and the credit rating agencies, the Maltese economy was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when it was well diversified, resilient and with enough fiscal space to combat the crisis with confidence. We augur that we will continue to minimise our inevitable losses,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 29, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna warned : "one has to look into how the money will be given as aid for the post-pandemic. We need to analyse the money that will be given and what will be given in loans" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna remarked : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “This is not just about the percentage of EU funds that will be distributed as grants or on loan but we must beware the fruit that can turn out to be a prickly pear,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Commission ) : "I am pleased to note the Commission's go-ahead on this scheme, which is expected to ease the companies' negative cashflow impact and meet their new working capital requirements due to the effects of COVID-19, at the least cost possible" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 22, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna stated ( about Lombard Bank ) : “This means that in addition to providing a €350 guarantee fund, through the Malta Development Bank (MDB), for commercial banks to offer up to €780 million in loans to businesses affected negatively by the pandemic, we are also paying a significant part of the interest rate on such working capital loans. Hence with this measure, the Government is enhancing access to bank financing for the working capital requirements of businesses in Malta facing a sudden acute liquidity shortage as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak,” External link

mondaq Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “These are organisations that have either had to stop operations, or else been severely compromised when it comes to raising funds. And yet they operate in sectors that are so important to the community,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 8, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Every euro being spent is in the government’s financial estimates” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Every euro being spent is in the government’s financial estimates” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The ESM is there to provide bailouts and these are exceptional circumstances where underutilised capital is being used to provide credit to those countries which are hard hit by the pandemic, especially those which are highly indebted,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We Maltese, by our very nature, are somewhere in between these two extremities,” “In general we are for solidarity. We have shown it in the past with regards to countries needing a bail-out but we also want our liabilities known, apportioned and capped” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “However on Tuesday night, we as Maltese made a plea to our colleagues to accept the compromise text since the health and economic problems out there are much, much bigger than the technical issues and problems we were discussing in the meeting,” “If the EU fails in this hour of need it can pack up” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I have no doubt that today we will see an agreement but not before some showmanship and some cliffhanger negotiations,” “I know. I am longest serving finance minister in the meeting” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Commission ) : “Essentially it contained a package recognising the flexibility given to individual governments by the Commission so far regarding state aid and basing its added boost through four pillars which are meant to assist the countries face the enormous physical and economic health challenges and leading to the much sought economic recovery,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “There were those who expected that we behave like a bank and issue a Eurobond, referred to as coronabond,” “The bottom line is to help weaker countries who would be able to issue debt and expect mutualisation of a guarantee, for which all EU countries would be jointly and severally liable. Failing that it could issue credit lines to Eurozone countries and balance of payments facility to non-Eurozone ones” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "It is not ours to say, OK, let’s lower this or increase that," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “When we chipped in the past financial crisis’s bailout, we contributed about 3% of GDP, a rather high figure but at least it was capped. It was not open-ended. We cannot be in favour or against a Eurobond unless the details of this bond are given,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “There is no doubt that there will be repercussions. You can say the entertainment industry like bars and restaurants is already in lockdown,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told : “The set of measures which will be announced in due course will abide by the EU state-aid decisions and programmes approved for this particular circumstance,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told ( about Ram Tumuluri ) : “We will not be impressed to know that Steward were operating at a loss when we learn that Tumuluri got a €5 million bonus. That’s their business,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Ram Tumuluri ) : “If I tell you that I’ve never met Tumuluri, I’m not saying anything special because due diligence checks, waivers, contracts, meetings and so on passed through the ministry in question and did not go through the finance ministry. All of this is legal,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It’s not a matter of resources. When I was made Finance Minister in 2013 I had told the Police Commissioner that the Economic Crimes Unit had to be strengthened. I acknowledged that it was expensive to find the required expertise and said I was ready to sign a cheque for any funds required,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna explained : “This will cost the government €5.3 million, with 180,078 families benefitting from the measure,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "It is up to the Prime Minister to announce developments. I said what I had to say; he said what he had to say" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna explained : “This is our tax system, which is very competitive and many countries would want to destroy it for competition reasons, so we will defend it tooth and nail,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We have to see how to address the issues raised by the GRTU but we are not going to willingly give up a tax system that is valid and accepted by the EU and over which Brussels has no jurisdiction,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The budget is designed to achieve a surplus without income from the scheme. Whatever additional income is derived from the IIP adds to the surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It is my opinion that we should review it. We have to see what we can eliminate from it and leave those things that are good for the country. It is my impression that even the Opposition has not said that it wants to scrap it completely. Everybody wishes the scheme to continue in an acceptable way,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna stated : “As a small island, we have very big issues—but with other members of the EU who have not yet agreed that migration is good,” External link

moroccoworldnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Young people give me a lot of hope,” External link

moroccoworldnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna explains : “It will be given all the necessary executive powers to investigate and prosecute those who are found in breach of the relevant legislation” “By establishing a Financial Organised Crime Agency we will not be reinventing the wheel: other countries have similar structures,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "The people want us to be generous with the needy, but also prudent to keep this rhythm going, so that we could guarantee another surplus," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "People want the government to be on the ball and this Budget has proven that it is," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We are excluding nothing at this stage and we welcome any proposal to give value to this place with respect to our heritage, including roofing over the theatre,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 14, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "It is on this that the people judge us," External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “You won’t hear this from the ministers concerned but we do not have a teacher shortage I cannot exclude that in some subjects and some schools there are shortages but the overall ratio of teachers to students is high,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Restrictions on funding and recruitment [as a result of the government pay scales] means the police find it hard to attract the necessary talent,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "With regards to the catamaran issue, you have to see the other side of the argument: people complaining of harassment, for example. There is a limit to how much regular checking one can do," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The record low unemployment rate is the first step towards distributing wealth. This is coupled with the fact that the tax rate was lowered, tax refunds were handed out,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Pensions have also increased, irrespective of the COLA. With all these measures, it does not make sense for one to argue that the risk of poverty is increasing,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Every economic model bases itself on invesment and Malta has a very strong investment rate it is coming from everywhere,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “While Malta is aware that the Energy Taxation Directive needs to be updated to reflect present day realities, and to help promote the use of renewable and clean energy sources, the removal of tax exemptions on aviation and shipping fuels will have serious repercussion on many member states, including Malta, unless tackled internationally,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “However, changing the rules will not be enough,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “While Malta is aware that the Energy Taxation Directive needs to be updated to reflect present day realities, and to help promote the use of renewable and clean energy sources, the removal of tax exemptions on aviation and shipping fuels will have serious repercussion on many member states, including Malta, unless tackled internationally,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “However, changing the rules will not be enough,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told : “The race goes on until the end. This happens every year sometimes it’s over, sometimes it’s under but one can always do corrections. We don’t have indications as of yet, as it is currently on a cash flow basis. One has to see the figures on an accrual basis. That’s why our ministry exists, to keep controlling to reach the targets. I am confident that we will keep heading down this road and that the surplus will materialise at the end of the year,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We are expecting the economic growth to be sustained, but the rate will go down from 7% to between 5 and 6%, which is still very good,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "No matter how much we don't like the reports, we will respond to them, as they help us strengthen our procedures and controls... Our current challenge is to ensure our efforts translate into the highest level of convictions which are warranted by the high AML/CFT profile which Malta faces," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The point is what one does about it, which is why we have people on the ground to deal with this,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I say this not only to show how this is a government that delivers but also to acknowledge that it wasn’t something easy to implement,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We’re talking about liquidity which is essentially the oil that moves the machine and which is important for both government and businesses,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "Sometimes someone who is an authority on the subject might be accused of having some relation to [parties interested in the contract], and would thus be disqualified from sitting on the committee, which is a pity," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 29, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We would be happy to retain the 6% growth per year, but we are forecasting 5.7% growth,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “Since such a lot was said on Individual Investors Program and its contribution to economic growth, it’s important to point out that revenue generated from the passport scheme has been cut by half, so that the net growth of the IIP is just 0.5% of our surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "We grew consistently from 2013 onwards and have now seen that last year ended with the third surplus in a row," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We would be happy to retain the 6% growth per year, but this needs to go down to at least 5.7%,” “The reason for this is that such growth puts pressure on infrastructure, which wasn’t prepared for it. Many sectors weren’t ready for the expansion and it has presented the government with new responsibilities,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “Since such a lot was said on Individual Investors Program and its contribution to economic growth, it’s important to point out that revenue generated from the passport scheme has been cut by half, so that the net growth of the IIP is just 0.5% of our surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We would be happy to retain the 6% growth per year, but this needs to go down to at least 5.7%,” “The reason for this is that such growth puts pressure on infrastructure, which wasn’t prepared it. Many sectors weren’t ready for the expansion and it has presented the government with new responsibilities,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “Since such a lot was said on Individual Investors Program and its contribution to economic growth, it’s important to point out that revenue generated from the passport scheme has been cut by half, so that the net growth of the IIP is just 0.5% of our surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "We are here to show the government's support to the employees and support staff of the Freeport for their success in detecting the drugs," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna disse : "Eu penso que chegámos agora a um ponto onde eles vão dizer à Grécia 'se querem realmente sair, saiam'" External link

jornaldenegocios Friday, February 20, 2015 4:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna afirmou : "Infelizmente para a Grécia, eles não sabem as regras e como o Eurogrupo trabalha. Eles são completamente novos e isso é negativo para eles" External link

jornaldenegocios Friday, February 20, 2015 4:39:00 PM EAT



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Edward Scicluna says : “Three years have passed since that new chapter. Has there been any improvement at St Luke’s? Was one euro invested?” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We need to feel as one country. We need to agree on certain things. But we have to say it aloud,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “When I was chairman of the MFSA under both administrations, I always kept an open channel with both the finance minister and shadow finance minister in the area of financial services. Many financial service providers remember this and I am sure they yearn for this state of affairs to return,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “GlobalCapital’s rebranding into LifeStar is a good sign and is more than meets the eye this is not only good for the group, but good for the industry and good for the country,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "They will receive a template from the FATF to compile the second report with them. One expects them by the first half of next year," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna explained : “This financial programme was possible because we were prepared economically. We had low debt and strong finances,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Government is expecting that when all facts are in hand, appropriate compensation is granted to the former employees and their families,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 19, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The background on which we are building this year’s budget is not the normal scenario, and this is the time for the government and civil society alike to show its ability to deal with a crisis,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “in the second quarter, we released how, even though we have great industries like gaming or financial services, the closure of the tourism industry was extremely powerful in our country which is why our profit decreased by 16% which is still not as bad as other countries” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, September 11, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We know a deficit will occur again in 2021- the question is how big of a deficit we can afford. The more measures we implement, the more the deficit will increase and the more work we will have in the future to decrease it,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “This will not be a budget which will be held in normal times, and I think that the Government and Civil Society need to show their ability to deal with a crisis,” External link

bay Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Despite this, the government cannot spend everything mindlessly, and it has to prioritise,” External link

bay Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Everyone is responsible for their own actions. If something happened behind someone’s back, they’re responsible for their own actions,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We are now studying the next phase to make sure we keep supplying oxygen to our economy,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna claimed : “the country has nothing to hide” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna recalls : "There was an English consultant present who was very knowledgeable about energy," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna insists : "From day one, before everything started I did the first national risk assessment for the FATF and Moneyval and I had sent for the police commissioner and AG and told them that where economic crime was involved I had a blank cheque for them because I knew it was very expensive work. That was in 2013" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna replies : "Categorically no. I was never involved in negotiations and signings and so on," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna says : "I cannot condemn anyone. But if there is a case it must be investigated... we have weaknesses that must be addressed," External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna remarks : "God forbid if one thinks that colleagues are thieves!" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The authority is instead evaluating the possibility of re-designing and re-developing the existing premises in Mrieħel to transform them into modern offices that will cater to its future needs,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “One should not dramatise the situation. These things happen. What counts is the action you take once you find out,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “the COVID-19 crisis on an economic level is still with us and many people still need help. Our aim is to help and support business owners, self-employed and households in our country as much as possible” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “those people who have already applied for a six-month moratorium and feel they need more time and support, can apply again in order to extend it for another six months. Therefore, this will ultimately serve for one year. A large number of businessmen and families have called for this moratorium and it is therefore very important” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "This is spin to make it seem like the governemnt is afraid that it won't meet its deadlines; it is not true at all" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “But were they good enough? When you demand a high standard, you realise there are shortcomings. Expert reports are drawn up by those who go into details, they are objective, you have to take notice of them” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Everyone has his opinion; this is like the glass half full and half empty scenario. I like to see that it is filling up, while others are saying that is has not yet been filled,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “If you have someone who is unemployed on social benefits, and has a Ferrari for example, such legislation would allow for authorities to step in and demand a declaration of funds,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I get disgusted when I see them [the allegations], and that is why we have the institutions apart from the court which are tasked with investigating such matters,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “You cannot blame the victim because a robber has been to his house and stolen. It is important that once you discover things, you report them and you investigate them” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "I expressed my opinion in cabinet, in the parliamentary group and with the prime minister - both the previous one and the current one," External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 26, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Everyone has his opinion; this is like the glass half full and half empty scenario. I like to see that it is filling up, while others are saying that is has not yet been filled,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “If you have someone who is unemployed on social benefits, and has a Ferrari for example, such legislation would allow for authorities to step in and demand a declaration of funds,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, June 26, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Some people try to ridicule the scheme but this is also an anti-poverty measure as you have what is known as distribution. Without such planning, you cannot eradicate poverty,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "This government takes pride in the NGOs and their hard work, and we could not leave them out in this economic regeneration plan," External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We never had any policies to increase the foreign labour force, even though the Opposition has said so time and time again,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “When the private sector began to grow and could not find local workers, then naturally they began searching in Europe for workers. These were people who would come to work, live and buy property in Malta, and then leave when they wish,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I’m doing it for my own ministry, to be shared on other media, including Facebook. By the way, I even use my own camera. To criminalise a minister of finance on this technical issue is a step too far,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 12, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Commission ) : “Such an indicator is not sophisticated enough to catch the peculiarities of countries where there are some sectors which survive the ravishes of the pandemic while having one important economic sector, devastated as is the case with tourism. We expect the Commission to come up with better indicators,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Government’s wish is that of having the economy recover to its former growth, and this can be achieved in the long-term,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “That is why the government will be diving head first into restoring people’s confidence so that the economy can start turning again,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The measure is not for those staying home but for those who are courageous and who are part of the economic activity,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I’m not trying to say that we did everything well, but we couldn’t do any different. No government anywhere in the world has enough resources to address everyone and make good on all their losses,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : "The banks have to be prudent, but they must also have a social responsibility. They are not charitable organisations, but they need to be conscious of the social [realities] of the country," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Donald Trump ) : “US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would respond and take commercial action, by means of tariffs, against countries which inctroduce a digital tax on large American corporations, such as Google. So, in effect, it’s not easy to put a [digital tax] in place,” “The most which [the EU could do] is implement a corporation tax. This might be accepted by the US and OECD. Malta will participate in any discussion on this, like all other member states will. What is important for us is not taxes, but maintaining our competitivity” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna warned : “The worst danger for Malta, and this is where we must see what is in the national interest, is that they are turning to company taxes, where Malta was already facing challenges and threats [before the outbreak of the pandemic],” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna warned : "one has to look into how the money will be given as aid for the post-pandemic. We need to analyse the money that will be given and what will be given in loans" External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

euractiv-en Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “As predicted by the IMF, the EU and the credit rating agencies, the Maltese economy was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when it was well diversified, resilient and with enough fiscal space to combat the crisis with confidence. We augur that we will continue to minimise our inevitable losses,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 29, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna warned : "one has to look into how the money will be given as aid for the post-pandemic. We need to analyse the money that will be given and what will be given in loans" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna remarked : “It is good fruit, but like a prickly pear it must be handled with care,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “This is not just about the percentage of EU funds that will be distributed as grants or on loan but we must beware the fruit that can turn out to be a prickly pear,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Commission ) : "I am pleased to note the Commission's go-ahead on this scheme, which is expected to ease the companies' negative cashflow impact and meet their new working capital requirements due to the effects of COVID-19, at the least cost possible" External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 22, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna stated ( about Lombard Bank ) : “This means that in addition to providing a €350 guarantee fund, through the Malta Development Bank (MDB), for commercial banks to offer up to €780 million in loans to businesses affected negatively by the pandemic, we are also paying a significant part of the interest rate on such working capital loans. Hence with this measure, the Government is enhancing access to bank financing for the working capital requirements of businesses in Malta facing a sudden acute liquidity shortage as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak,” External link

mondaq Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “These are organisations that have either had to stop operations, or else been severely compromised when it comes to raising funds. And yet they operate in sectors that are so important to the community,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 8, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Every euro being spent is in the government’s financial estimates” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Every euro being spent is in the government’s financial estimates” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The ESM is there to provide bailouts and these are exceptional circumstances where underutilised capital is being used to provide credit to those countries which are hard hit by the pandemic, especially those which are highly indebted,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We Maltese, by our very nature, are somewhere in between these two extremities,” “In general we are for solidarity. We have shown it in the past with regards to countries needing a bail-out but we also want our liabilities known, apportioned and capped” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “However on Tuesday night, we as Maltese made a plea to our colleagues to accept the compromise text since the health and economic problems out there are much, much bigger than the technical issues and problems we were discussing in the meeting,” “If the EU fails in this hour of need it can pack up” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I have no doubt that today we will see an agreement but not before some showmanship and some cliffhanger negotiations,” “I know. I am longest serving finance minister in the meeting” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Commission ) : “Essentially it contained a package recognising the flexibility given to individual governments by the Commission so far regarding state aid and basing its added boost through four pillars which are meant to assist the countries face the enormous physical and economic health challenges and leading to the much sought economic recovery,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “There were those who expected that we behave like a bank and issue a Eurobond, referred to as coronabond,” “The bottom line is to help weaker countries who would be able to issue debt and expect mutualisation of a guarantee, for which all EU countries would be jointly and severally liable. Failing that it could issue credit lines to Eurozone countries and balance of payments facility to non-Eurozone ones” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "It is not ours to say, OK, let’s lower this or increase that," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “When we chipped in the past financial crisis’s bailout, we contributed about 3% of GDP, a rather high figure but at least it was capped. It was not open-ended. We cannot be in favour or against a Eurobond unless the details of this bond are given,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “There is no doubt that there will be repercussions. You can say the entertainment industry like bars and restaurants is already in lockdown,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told : “The set of measures which will be announced in due course will abide by the EU state-aid decisions and programmes approved for this particular circumstance,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told ( about Ram Tumuluri ) : “We will not be impressed to know that Steward were operating at a loss when we learn that Tumuluri got a €5 million bonus. That’s their business,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said ( about Ram Tumuluri ) : “If I tell you that I’ve never met Tumuluri, I’m not saying anything special because due diligence checks, waivers, contracts, meetings and so on passed through the ministry in question and did not go through the finance ministry. All of this is legal,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It’s not a matter of resources. When I was made Finance Minister in 2013 I had told the Police Commissioner that the Economic Crimes Unit had to be strengthened. I acknowledged that it was expensive to find the required expertise and said I was ready to sign a cheque for any funds required,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna explained : “This will cost the government €5.3 million, with 180,078 families benefitting from the measure,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "It is up to the Prime Minister to announce developments. I said what I had to say; he said what he had to say" External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna explained : “This is our tax system, which is very competitive and many countries would want to destroy it for competition reasons, so we will defend it tooth and nail,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, January 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We have to see how to address the issues raised by the GRTU but we are not going to willingly give up a tax system that is valid and accepted by the EU and over which Brussels has no jurisdiction,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The budget is designed to achieve a surplus without income from the scheme. Whatever additional income is derived from the IIP adds to the surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “It is my opinion that we should review it. We have to see what we can eliminate from it and leave those things that are good for the country. It is my impression that even the Opposition has not said that it wants to scrap it completely. Everybody wishes the scheme to continue in an acceptable way,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna stated : “As a small island, we have very big issues—but with other members of the EU who have not yet agreed that migration is good,” External link

moroccoworldnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Young people give me a lot of hope,” External link

moroccoworldnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna explains : “It will be given all the necessary executive powers to investigate and prosecute those who are found in breach of the relevant legislation” “By establishing a Financial Organised Crime Agency we will not be reinventing the wheel: other countries have similar structures,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "The people want us to be generous with the needy, but also prudent to keep this rhythm going, so that we could guarantee another surplus," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "People want the government to be on the ball and this Budget has proven that it is," External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We are excluding nothing at this stage and we welcome any proposal to give value to this place with respect to our heritage, including roofing over the theatre,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 14, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "It is on this that the people judge us," External link

MaltaToday Monday, October 7, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “You won’t hear this from the ministers concerned but we do not have a teacher shortage I cannot exclude that in some subjects and some schools there are shortages but the overall ratio of teachers to students is high,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Restrictions on funding and recruitment [as a result of the government pay scales] means the police find it hard to attract the necessary talent,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "With regards to the catamaran issue, you have to see the other side of the argument: people complaining of harassment, for example. There is a limit to how much regular checking one can do," External link

MaltaToday Friday, September 20, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The record low unemployment rate is the first step towards distributing wealth. This is coupled with the fact that the tax rate was lowered, tax refunds were handed out,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Pensions have also increased, irrespective of the COLA. With all these measures, it does not make sense for one to argue that the risk of poverty is increasing,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “Every economic model bases itself on invesment and Malta has a very strong investment rate it is coming from everywhere,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “While Malta is aware that the Energy Taxation Directive needs to be updated to reflect present day realities, and to help promote the use of renewable and clean energy sources, the removal of tax exemptions on aviation and shipping fuels will have serious repercussion on many member states, including Malta, unless tackled internationally,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “However, changing the rules will not be enough,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, September 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “While Malta is aware that the Energy Taxation Directive needs to be updated to reflect present day realities, and to help promote the use of renewable and clean energy sources, the removal of tax exemptions on aviation and shipping fuels will have serious repercussion on many member states, including Malta, unless tackled internationally,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “However, changing the rules will not be enough,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna told : “The race goes on until the end. This happens every year sometimes it’s over, sometimes it’s under but one can always do corrections. We don’t have indications as of yet, as it is currently on a cash flow basis. One has to see the figures on an accrual basis. That’s why our ministry exists, to keep controlling to reach the targets. I am confident that we will keep heading down this road and that the surplus will materialise at the end of the year,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We are expecting the economic growth to be sustained, but the rate will go down from 7% to between 5 and 6%, which is still very good,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "No matter how much we don't like the reports, we will respond to them, as they help us strengthen our procedures and controls... Our current challenge is to ensure our efforts translate into the highest level of convictions which are warranted by the high AML/CFT profile which Malta faces," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “The point is what one does about it, which is why we have people on the ground to deal with this,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “I say this not only to show how this is a government that delivers but also to acknowledge that it wasn’t something easy to implement,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We’re talking about liquidity which is essentially the oil that moves the machine and which is important for both government and businesses,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 6, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "Sometimes someone who is an authority on the subject might be accused of having some relation to [parties interested in the contract], and would thus be disqualified from sitting on the committee, which is a pity," External link

MaltaToday Monday, April 29, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We would be happy to retain the 6% growth per year, but we are forecasting 5.7% growth,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “Since such a lot was said on Individual Investors Program and its contribution to economic growth, it’s important to point out that revenue generated from the passport scheme has been cut by half, so that the net growth of the IIP is just 0.5% of our surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "We grew consistently from 2013 onwards and have now seen that last year ended with the third surplus in a row," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We would be happy to retain the 6% growth per year, but this needs to go down to at least 5.7%,” “The reason for this is that such growth puts pressure on infrastructure, which wasn’t prepared for it. Many sectors weren’t ready for the expansion and it has presented the government with new responsibilities,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “Since such a lot was said on Individual Investors Program and its contribution to economic growth, it’s important to point out that revenue generated from the passport scheme has been cut by half, so that the net growth of the IIP is just 0.5% of our surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : “We would be happy to retain the 6% growth per year, but this needs to go down to at least 5.7%,” “The reason for this is that such growth puts pressure on infrastructure, which wasn’t prepared it. Many sectors weren’t ready for the expansion and it has presented the government with new responsibilities,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna added : “Since such a lot was said on Individual Investors Program and its contribution to economic growth, it’s important to point out that revenue generated from the passport scheme has been cut by half, so that the net growth of the IIP is just 0.5% of our surplus,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Edward Scicluna said : "We are here to show the government's support to the employees and support staff of the Freeport for their success in detecting the drugs," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna disse : "Eu penso que chegámos agora a um ponto onde eles vão dizer à Grécia 'se querem realmente sair, saiam'" External link

jornaldenegocios Friday, February 20, 2015 4:39:00 PM EAT

Edward Scicluna afirmou : "Infelizmente para a Grécia, eles não sabem as regras e como o Eurogrupo trabalha. Eles são completamente novos e isso é negativo para eles" External link

jornaldenegocios Friday, February 20, 2015 4:39:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
finance minister55.13%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
minister29.57%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
minister for finance3.92%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
reported finance minister0.37%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
maltese minister for finance0.09%EN06/28/201728/06/2017
minister of finance2.15%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
ministre maltais des finances0.28%FR06/16/201716/06/2017
professor0.93%EN05/16/201716/05/2017
maltese finance minister4.38%EN05/12/201712/05/2017
maltese minister of finance0.09%EN04/07/201707/04/2017
ministro das finanças0.28%PT02/21/201721/02/2017
nationalist party deputy leader0.09%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
mep0.84%EN01/26/201726/01/2017
labour candidate0.19%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
candidate0.19%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
economy minister0.09%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
shadow minister for the economy0.09%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
chairman of the malta0.09%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
health minister0.28%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
colleague0.09%EN06/13/201613/06/2016
finance minister0.28%SA09/03/201403/09/2014
labour mep0.56%EN12/08/201208/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Edward SciclunaEN73.27%
Edward SciclunaPL11.00%
Edward SciclunaEU11.00%
Edward SciclunaMT2.75%
Edward SciclunaPT1.10%
Edward SCICLUNAEN0.33%
Edward SciclunaFR0.33%
Edward SCICLUNAFR0.11%
Edward SciclunaSA0.11%


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