Reform in Government Entity Inspections for Businesses

13th April 2017

On 30th March 2017, a new law to streamline inspections by government entities for businesses was introduced. This ensure a reduction in the loss of productivity, less bureaucracy and less administrative costs for businesses.

On 30th March 2017, a new law to streamline inspections by government entities for businesses was introduced. This ensure a reduction in the loss of productivity, less bureaucracy and less administrative costs for businesses.

A new coordinating office will be set up and tasked with streamlining the inspection processes carried out by the 24 inspectorates that presently keep a sharp on eye on the country’s businesses. The fragmented process at present is calculated to take up over 300,000 of business owners’ valuable hours per year.

The coordinating office will be established under the Permanent Secretariat for Strategy and Implementation within the Office of the Prime Minister and will be headed my Ms Joanne Farrugia.

In its Budget Proposal documents, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry consistently urges government to further its efforts to reduce bureaucracy, costs and administrative burdens in order to ensure a more competitive private sector.


14th April 2017 – Jo Caruana

In the first of a three-part property special, HE Béatrice Le Fraper Du Hellen, France’s Ambassador to Malta, lets us into the French Embassy’s official residence in Zebbug, which has been her home since January 2015. The décor reflects her jovial approach to life, including her love for interesting conversation, good books and fabulous entertaining.

13th April 2017

The 6th edition of the Malta Communications Authority’s (MCA) eBusiness Awards was held yesterday at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.