The EU Commission has closed four procedures that had been initiated against Malta regarding EU directives and laws that had not began to be applied as scheduled.
The four procedures that were closed without any actions being taken include, among others, the transposition of the directive regarding money-laundering and the financing of terrorism. The EU Commission said the measures taken by the Government satisfy the obligations set out by the directives and therefore the cases against Malta have been closed.
The other procedures that were closed after the Government met the provisions of the EU directives are the EU common procedure regarding the granting or withdrawal of international protection, regarding trademarks following amendments in Maltese legislation, and the other regarding communication services.
The Minister for EU Affairs, Edward Zammit Lewis, said the closure of these procedures against Malta confirm the Government’s commitment to totally implement EU legislation by carrying out the necessary reforms.