The Nationalist Party’s MEPs have said a new European Parliament committee that will investigate tax avoidance, not to “waste resources” on Malta’s tax system.
The three MEPs, David Casa, Roberta Metsola and Francis Zammit Dimech, said the new committee should not waste time on member states’ tax system and instead focus on crime and prevention of abuse.
“We will never allow the European Union to decide on behalf of the Maltese people on how to run our tax systems. That was, still is, and must remain, the competence of the respective governments. This committee should focus its efforts on the murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak, who like Daphne Caruana Galizia, was executed as he investigated financial crimes,” the MEPs said.
The MEPs reflected the national consensus among lawmakers that tax systems should remain a sovereign competence of member states. Malta has a generous system of tax rebates for foreign shareholders that can