Parliament to get full administrative autonomy

Malta will host both the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the Convention of Maltese Living abroad next year

All the legal and administrative steps will be taken in 2015 so that Malta’s Parliament will become administratively autonomous, following a draft law tabled by Speaker Anglu Farrugia on 21 May this year.

This was announced in yesterday’s Budget speech and will bring Malta’s Parliament in line with other European Parliaments that have long enjoyed this autonomy.

MPs to get paid according to parliament attendance

The government has confirmed that members of parliament will start getting paid according to their parliamentary attendance. 

CHOGM and Constitutional changes 

Malta will host both the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the Convention of Maltese Living abroad next year. The government will discuss possible amendments to Malta’s Constitution with main stakeholders in preparation for a Constitutional Convention that will be held between 2015 and 2016. They will also continue their preparations for Malta’s turn as President of the EU Council, occurring for the first time in 2017.

Monuments to Dom Mintoff and Censu Tabone 

A monument for former Prime Minister Dominic Mintoff will be inaugurated in Valletta and a monument of former President Censu Tabone will be inaugurated in St. Julians. 

More in Budget 2015