Maltas hardline negotiating
team set for breakthrough
As negotiations for the endorsement of a financial package for the 10
countries set for enlargement rage on, it is clear that Malta and Poland
are still holding out for a better deal.
Malta ranks 52 in Economic Freedom
- ranks sixth out of EU accession countries
The 2003 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Heritage Foundation
and The Wall Street Journal have classified Malta as a mostly
free country in its assessment of trading and economic freedom
in the world.
Anticipating telecommunications liberalisation, Galea hails economic
In the run-up to 1 January 2003, Transport and Communications Minister
Censu Galea said that with the full liberalisation of the telecommunications
sector, the EU dimension will become particularly relevant as Malta
aligns itself with international principles.