news & articles 2008

The state of us

Sunday, 19th October 2008 The state of us Patrick Cooke The US has long been known as the land of opportunity, and its ambassador to Malta Molly Bordonaro tells Patrick Cooke she does not expect the current financial crisis to dent this belief. A prominent figure since her arrival in … Continue reading

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Double taxation (avoidance) agreement signed between Malta & USA

ADDRESS BY THE HON. LAWRENCE GONZI, PRIME MINISTER, AT THE SIGNING OF THE TEXT OF THE DOUBLE TAXATION TREATY WITH THE U.S.A. – AUBERGE DE CASTILLE, VALLETTA – 8TH AUGUST 2008 Your Excellency, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. It is with great personal satisfaction that I stand here … Continue reading

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Address by the Hon. Tonio Fenech, Minister of Finance

ADDRESS BY THE HON. TONIO FENECH, MINISTER OF FINANCE, THE ECONOMY AND INVESTMENT, ON THE SIGNING OF THE TEXT OF THE DOUBLE TAXATION TREATY WITH THE U.S.A. – AUBERGE DE CASTILLE, VALLETTA – 8TH AUGUST 2008 Your Excellency, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. It is our pleasure to … Continue reading

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A Treaty with a Message

A treaty with a message Tonio Fenech We have now achieved a new high in our economic relations with the US. A historic accord was signed last Friday, the Double Taxation Treaty between the two countries. This treaty is on its way to ratification by the US Senate for Foreign … Continue reading

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Transatlantic economy

Thursday, 3rd July 2008 – 00:00CET Transatlantic economy Anton Tabone It is estimated that transatlantic economy between the US and Europe generates $4 trillion in total commercial sales a year and employs up to 14 million workers on both sides of the Atlantic. These workers enjoy high wages as well … Continue reading

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AmCham Malta Executive Board members attend seminar in Paris

AmCham Malta Executive Board members attend seminar in Paris The President and Vice-President of AmCham Malta, Dr. Anton Tabone and Mr James Satariano, respectively, were recently invited by the Executive Council of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union to attend a seminar organised by them in Paris. … Continue reading

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Malta posts positive trade balance with US

Tuesday, 10th June 2008 Malta posts positive trade balance with US Ivan Camilleri, Brussels Malta registered a positive trade balance with the US last year although both exports and imports shrunk drastically when compared to 2000 levels. Trade statistics issued yesterday by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical arm, prior to today’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft appoints John Vassallo VP EU Affairs

John Vassallo is Microsoft’s vice-president, EU Affairs.  Microsoft Corporation has appointed John Vassallo vice-president, EU Affairs. Mr Vassallo joins Microsoft from General Electric, where he served as Senior Counsel and Director of European Affairs. In this newly-created Microsoft position, Mr Vassallo, who will also serve as associate general counsel for … Continue reading

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AmCham Malta Executive Board pays courtesy visit on US Ambassador

 Am-Cham Malta,  The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta, c/o The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta VLT05, Malta.  Tel: 00356 21 247233  Fax: 00356 21 245223  www.amcham-malta.org  AmCham Malta Executive Board pays courtesy visit on US Ambassador  The newly elected members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Malta paid … Continue reading

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AmCham Malta welcomes recent Malta – USA developments

The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta welcomes with great satisfaction the announcement that the Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the Government of Malta and the Government of the United States of America has been initialled. The Chamber eagerly looks forward to the final signing of the … Continue reading

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Malta, US Malta sign MoU on visa waiver programme

Malta and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding for Malta to form part of the US Visa Waiver Programme. The MoU was signed by Justice and Home Affairs Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici and US Ambassador Molly Bordonaro and marks the first step for Maltese citizens to eventually be … Continue reading

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Baxter wins award

Baxter wins award  To mark Earth Day 2008, US Ambassador Molly Bordonaro presented the US firm Baxter with the Ambassador’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The Ambassador also recognised four other American firms for positively making a difference in Malta’s environment. Speaking to distinguished leaders in business, politics, academia and civil … Continue reading

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EC opens school in San Diego

Wednesday, 9th April 2008 EC opens school in San Diego  Vanessa Macdonald EC has acquired an English language school in San Diego in a multimillion dollar deal, its sixth outside Malta. EC, a wholly Maltese owned organisation, started in Malta in 1991 and now has schools in London, Cambridge and … Continue reading

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US-Malta relations – from strength to strength

   US-Malta relations – from strength to strength  by Carla Gatt US Ambassador MOLLY BORDONARO speaks to Carla Gatt about the transfer of refugees from Malta to America, the new adventure park in Ta’ Qali and the life of the Bordonaro family in Malta.  Calm and self-assured, the American Ambassador, Molly … Continue reading

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Migrants prepare for resettlement in the United States

A group of 15 Somali refugees leave Malta tomorrow to start a new life in the United States. They form part of a resettlement programme which, US Ambassador Molly Bordonaro said, will see hundreds of recognised refugees in Malta resettled in the United States. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees … Continue reading

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