Malta: Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption

Published on 28 February 2017 as a TI Helpdesk answer
Can you please provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption efforts in Malta, with a particular focus on money laundering and details of any investigations related to the Panama Papers?

Content

  1. Overview of Corruption in Malta
  2. Sectors Affected by Corruption
  3. Legal and Institutional Framework
  4. References

Summary

Malta’s strategic geo-political location, along with its stable economy and skilled workforce has enabled it to establish itself as a successful financial centre. However, patronage and clientelism in the form of 'korruzjoni' and 'klientelizmu' persist. Despite having substantial legal mechanisms in place, Malta has been rocked with a number of corruption scandals in the recent years, which has “tarnished” its incumbent presidency of the Council of Europe.

Notable integrity challenges include procurement irregularities, unresolved conflicts of interest among serving government ministers, and the revolving door between the island state’s close-knit political and business class. Malta is also the only country in the European Union to have an incumbent minister named in the Panama Papers revelations in 2016.

Author(s): Kaunain Rahman Transparency International,
tihelpdesk@transparency.org

Reviewed by: Matthew Jenkins, Transparency International
Publication date: 28 February 2017
Number: 0

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Country / Territory - Malta   
Language(s) - English   
Tags - Public procurement   |   Money laundering   |   Anti-money laundering   |   conflicts of interest   |   Transparency International Malta   |   Panama Papers   |   Malta   |   Mizzi   

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