The hypocrisy and double standards of certain countries

Gaming is an important part of the Maltese economy and has been for some years. But, suddenly, international media has smelt something fishy. They’ve used this as part of evidence that Malta is a rogue country that operates as a tax haven and outside the rule of law.
The truth is the gaming is a well regulated sector. Nothing takes place in the gaming industry that breaks any European Union rules. And the tax concessions are also in line with what is permissible.
Malta has always recognised that favourable tax rates encourage investment, grow the economy and create jobs.
And other countries do their own thing, setting their own rates and offering advantageous deals to businesses, as they’re perfectly entitled to do.
Anyone looking to take a high moral stand in commerce should look elsewhere. Many people would find the trade in arms as something particularly distasteful. They see weapons being sold to regimes with poor human rights.
Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri was right to point out the hypocrisy and double standards of certain countries. They want to dirty Malta’s reputation by calling it a  tax haven and all sorts, but think nothing of trading in arms.
  • Thorny

    X’taghmillek l-ghira !

    Jingharfu il-veri Maltin fis siegha tal-prova u certament dawn ma humiex

    David Casa

    Francis Zammit Dimech

    Roberta Metsola

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    Mhux bhal Dr Alfred Sant , Miriam Dalli u Marlene Farrugia , Maltin ta’ veru DEJJEM U KULLIMKIEN !

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  • Jg

    L ebda MEP ta pajjizi fl Unjoni Ewropeja ma jista jipponta subajh lejn Malta, ghax f pajjizhom ir rule of law qed tinkiser il hin kollu b xi mod jew iehor.
    Jew qeghdin juzaw is sahha ma pajjiz zghir ghax hemm Gvern socjalista.
    F Malta Gvern socjalista biss jista jaqta il faqar u jgholli l fuq il faxxa ta taht.Mhux ahjar ihalluna kwieti.

  • joe

    Tajani u shabu zgur li jafu li mafia, ndragheta, cosa nostra, famigla, lupara holquhom it-Taljani. Dawk li b` karozza bomba tajru mas-sema lil magistrati nkwerenti. Dawk li bieghu lil mexxej taghhom stess Aldo Moro. Min jaf qattx daqq mill benna taz-zghozija li kien iservi Berlusconi fil-parties f` Arcore.