Just before the start of the mission of a delegation of the European Parliament to investigate the rule of law in Malta, the audit, tax and advisory firm Nexia BT has transmitted its rejection to meet with Members of the European Parliament.
MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented:
“It is outrageous that Nexia BT once again refuses to meet Members of the European Parliament on their mission to investigate the rule of law in Malta. The audit, tax and advisory firm is at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal. With the help of Mossack Fonseca, Nexia BT set up offshore companies for Minister Konrad Mizzi and prime minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri. Being charged with the management of the Citizenship for Investment Programme, Nexia BT is also involved in the allegations of kickbacks received from the sale of Maltese passports.
While the Maltese government seems to have understood that meeting our delegation is a first step to restore the reputation of Malta, Nexia BT keeps on hiding its business from the public. In the same vein, it is disappointing that Keith Schembri hasn’t confirmed his attendance yet.”
Letter by Nexia BT on its rejection to meet with the European Parliament: https://sven-giegold.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Scan_20171129_145003.pdf