Malta Government of Ministries
Given below are links (were available) to the different Maltese Government Ministries and the areas which fall under the Ministry’s competences/portfolio:
Office of the Prime Minister
Cabinet Office; Internal Audit and Investigations; Public Administration; Centre for Development, Research and Training; Strategic Policy Coordination; Management Efficiency Unit; Information; Coordination of Planning, Policy and Priorities; Malta Environment and Planning Authority; Government Printing Press; Lands; Joint Office; Courts of Justice ; Attorney General’s Office; Notary to Government.
Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto
Relations with the European Union; EU Internal Coordination; EU Presidency 2017; EU Funds and Programmes.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Relations with Foreign and Commonwealth Countries; Relations with International Organizations and Institutions; International Economic Relations; Maltese Communities Abroad.
Ministry for Tourism
Tourism; Tourism Studies; Cultural Heritage; Restoration; Airport; Culture and the Arts; National Orchestra; Theatres; Valletta 2018; Local Government.
Ministry for Education and Employment
Childcare and Early Education; Compulsory Education; Higher Education (including MCAST); Life-long Learning; Examinations; Public Libraries; Employment and Training; Research and Innovation; Science and Technology Policy; Youth; Sport and Sport Complexes; National Library; National Archives.
Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Climate Change Policy; Environmental Policy; Waste Management Strategy; National Parks, Afforestation and the Countryside; Rural Development; Agriculture; Horticulture; Fisheries; Aquaculture; Animal Welfare; Veterinary Services
Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure
Manufacturing and Servicing; Construction and Maintenance; Cleansing; Coordination of Major Government Projects; Internal Transport; Roads; Coordination of Road Building, Maintenance and Landscaping; Oil Exploration; Internal and Maritime Transport, and Ports.
Ministry for Gozo
Gozo Affairs (excluding Health services and Education)
Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties
Social Dialogue; Civil Liberties; Equality; Data Protection; Non-Governmental and Voluntary Organizations; Competition and Consumer Affairs; Medicines Authority; Industrial and Employment Relations.
Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business
External Trade; Industry; Investment Promotion; Malta Enterprise; Government Investments; Small Business and the Self-Employed; Cooperatives; Trade Services; Maritime Policy and Promotion; Ports; Maritime Affairs; Promotion of Financial Services; Information and Communication Strategy; Digital Economy.
Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity
Social Policy; Family Policy; Child Policy; Social Housing; Social Security; Pensions; Solidarity Services; Policy concerning Persons with Disability; Elderly; Community Care.
Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security
Defense; Armed Forces; Police; Immigration; Airport Security; Correctional Services; Probation and Parole; Civil Protection; Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs; Central Visa Unit; National Identity Management including: Public Registry, Civil Registration, ID Cards, Passports and Land Registry; Broadcasting; Public Broadcasting Services.
Ministry for Finance
Economic Policy; Budget Office; The Treasury; Inland Revenue; Indirect Taxation; Customs and Excise; Contracts; Financial Services Regulation; Malta Statistics Authority; Relations with Central Bank.
Ministry for Energy and the Conservation of Water
Development of Alternative Energy Sources; Energy Policy; Malta Resources Authority; Enemalta Corporation; Water Policy; Water Services Corporation.
Ministry for Health
Health Services Regulation and Standards; Health Services; Occupational Health and Safety.
Central Bank of Malta
The Central Bank of Malta was established by the Central Bank of Malta Act on 17 April 1968. On 1 May 2004 the Bank joined the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and on 1 January 2008 it became part of the Eurosystem.
Malta Communication Authority
The Malta Communication Authority (MCA) is the statutory body responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector (telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting transmission), e-commerce and the postal sector.
Malta Council for Economic and Social Development
The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) is an advisory council that issues opinions and recommendations to the Maltese government on matters of economic and social relevance
Malta Council for Science and Technology
Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is the national advisory body to Government on science and technology policy. The MCST is also the national agency responsible for the management of the local RTDI programme, as well as the national contact organisation for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the European Union Funding programme for R&D.
Malta Enterprise is the agency responsible for the promotion of foreign investment and industrial development in Malta.
The Malta Planning Authority (PA) is the national agency responsible for land use planning and environmental regulation in Malta.
Malta Financial Services Authority
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator for financial services activities in Malta. It regulates and supervises credit and financial institutions, investment, trust and insurance business and also houses the country’s Companies Registry.
Malta Resources Authority
The Malta Resources Authority is a public corporate body with regulatory responsibilities relating to water, energy and mineral resources in the Maltese Islands.
National Statistics Office
The National Statistics Office (NSO) is responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis and publication of a wide range of statistical information and related matters.
Malta Stock Exchange
The Malta Stock Exchange oversees the trading of a handful of important stocks and is the marketplace for Malta’s bond market.
Malta Tourism Authority
The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) is the tourism industry’s regulator and motivator and the country’s brand promoter. The Authority maintains and manages meaningful partnerships with all tourism stakeholders.
Malta Transport Authority
Transport Malta is the Government Authority responsible for aviation, maritime and land transport.
Finance Malta is the public-private initiative set up to promote Malta ‘s International Financial Centre.
Chamber of Advocates
The Malta Chamber of Advocates represents the corps of advocates admitted to the Bar of Malta. It is recognized at law as the consultative and participatory representative of advocates in matters related to the organization and administration of justice.
Chamber of Engineers
The Chamber of Engineers is the local organization catering for the interests of Maltese Professional Engineers.
General Retailers and Trade Union
Association of General Retailers and Traders is Malta’s national organization of independent private businesses. Established in 1948 originally as a shop-owners union, today GRTU represents the widest cross section of proprietor managed enterprises in Malta.
Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
Malta Chamber of Commerce provides a central, national organization for the representation, promotion and protection of all members’ interests, as well as acting as an authoritative medium of communication between members’ sectors, Government, and the EU. The Malta Chamber also aims to establish and support initiatives which lead to the establishment of new business ventures and employment opportunities.
Malta American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta is a private, non-profit, bilateral economic organization that represents the interests of its American and Maltese members.
U.S. Business and Trade Information
The Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates its energy and resources to providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the United States. SBA helps businesses across the country through Capital, Contracts and Counseling.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is America’s development finance institution, solving critical world challenges by delivering finance innovations that help ambitious U.S. businesses successfully enter, grow and compete in emerging markets.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank
Ex-Im Bank is the official export-credit agency of the United States. This independent federal government agency helps to create and maintain U.S. jobs by financing the sales of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, providing loan guarantees, export-credit insurance and direct loans.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. MCC forms partnerships with some of the world’s poorest countries, that are committed to: good governance; economic freedom; and investments in their citizens. MCC provides these countries with large-scale grants to fund country-led solutions for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth.