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11-02-2019 - Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Malta

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 16:39
Public hearing on “Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Malta"

Several money laundering cases have been published in the recent years affecting different EU Member States. Given that some Maltese political exposed persons have been mentioned in different money laundering cases, an exchange of letters took place between the TAX3 committee and Maltese authorities in order to better understand the government's role and actions taken the Maltese authorities.

The Maltese Minister of Justice Mr Bonnici will hold an exchange with TAX3 members to follow-up on the letter sent by the Committee on 7/12/2018. This exchange will be followed by a public hearing with Stephen Grey, journalist working on the Daphne project and Matthew Caruana Galizia, the son of Ms Caruana Galizia. Ms Caruana Galizia was an investigative journalist who was killed by a bomb in 2017 and her death remains a mystery.

Location : Salvador de Madariaga (SDM) S1 - Strasbourg

    Biographies of the speakers

Dr. Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice of Malta

      Minister's speech to the TAX3 Committee

Stephen Grey, special correspondent and investigative journalist at Reuters


Matthew Caruana Galizia, investigative journalist and son of the murdered journalist from Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia.


Background documents

      Letter from the Chair of TAX3 Special Committee to the Permanent Representative of Malta to the EU
      Reply from the Permanent Representative of Malta to the EU to the Chair of TAX3 Special Committee
      Stephen Grey's Reuters Article on UK Malta Daphne offshore exclusive
      Stephen Grey's - The Guardian - Azeri ruling famlies linked to secret investments via Maltese Bank