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Casa urges Muscat to take EP system to Maltese Parliament

Nationalist MEP David Casa, speaking in the European Parliament, wished the best of luck to Labour leader Joseph Muscat and urged him to work for Malta to adopt the way the European Parliament does politics.

Dr Muscat is to resign from the European Parliament later today and is due to be sworn in as MP and leader of the opposition in Malta next week.

Mr Casa said that once it was possible for Dr Muscat to be transformed from a Eurosceptic to a Europhile then it was also possible for his party to do so.

Mr Casa was speaking at the European Parliament plenary session in Brussels which discussed Dr Muscat’s report on a proposal for a Council directive on the common system of value added tax as regards the treatment of insurance and financial services.

Mr Casa said that this report was important since it reflected the need of regularisation of the system that governed VAT on financial services, not least because the current legislation was more than 30 years old.

Mr Casa commented positively on the fact that the rapporteur took into consideration both the needs of businesses as well as those of consumers.

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