In a statement to the media, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry called on all technical and professional financial services stakeholders to come together and form a task force to tackle the damaging effects of the publication of Malta Files.
"The Malta Files episode has triggered a series of attacks on the integrity of the country’s fiscal structures and financial services industry. There has never been a time when the country needed to form a common and undivided front more than today," the Chamber said.
The Chamber said that time was of the essence on this matter. Every minute is valuable and all stakeholders need to come together immediately to address this very serious issue.
The Malta Chamber has offered its 170 years of experience to help bring together all impacted stakeholders at this understandably very sensitive time to produce a common front on this issue.
The Malta Chamber argued that in an open and investment-based economy, the Malta Files and the ensuing inferences endanger the entire economy.
"We need to build on the decades-long political consensus that contributed to the setting up and continued success of the financial services industry."
The Malta Chamber welcomed the commitment by both political leaders towards defending Malta’s reputation and called on them to continue to do so in a united fashion.