Panama Papers: Konrad Mizzi among first to be called to Brussels …

Minister without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi will be among the first to be called to Brussels over the Panama Papers scandal, according to the chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee, which is investigating the scandal.

Addressing a press conference after the first session of the committee in Brussels, chairman Werner Langen, a German MEP, said that although the list of European politicians to be called to the committee was not yet finalised, “Malta’s Minster Konrad Mizzi will surely be on it”.

Together with the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri, Dr Mizzi was found to have opened a secret company in the tax haven of Panama associated with another financial vehicle in New Zealand.

The financial arrangements were handled by Nexia BT, which has also acted as the auditing firm of Kasco Group – Mr Schembri’s personal business operations. Nexia BT and other subsidiaries have also been given lucrative consultancy contracts by the

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