The vote in the European Parliament yesterday on an amendment tabled by the European Socialist Group (PES) that would have, among other things, declared Malta to be a tax haven, was not passed by the slimmest of whiskers.
327 MEPs voted in favour, 327 MEPs voted against and 24 MEPs abstained. The amendment was thus not approved.
The recommendations were compiled by the PANA committee rapporteurs, following its report into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.
The votes cast in favour of the proposal implies that nearly all SD Group MEPs voted in favour of the proposal, which would have