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Malta, a Leader in Terms of Online Services in the EU

Written by: Bridgewest

Last year was a good year for Maltese companies offering online services, as according to the e-Government Benchmark Report 2017, the country ranked first among EU states to offer this type of services. Malta scored best in terms of technical availability and accessibility to online services. Foreign investors who want to start an online business in this country, can receive detailed information on the legislation from our Maltese lawyers.

The ranking shows Malta’s efforts in the past 4 years

The last 4 years meant a lot for the online industry in Malta, as the government has worked on improving the access to citizens to all types of services which until now were only offered through traditional means. Among the most significant successes was the creation of several one-stop-shops through which Maltese citizens can access various services, such as filing e-forms with the authorities, the creation of the Business First window which reduces the company registration timeframe from 2 months to a few days only, and 24/7 access to online services from any part of the country.

The results registered by Malta in the e-Government Benchmark Index of 2017 are not unusual as similar rankings were obtained in the previous year too. Malta is one of the leading countries in the EU in terms of outstanding online services.

Our law firm in Malta can assist foreign investors who want to register a company here by drafting the incorporation documents, and thus benefiting from the Business First service.

The new services implemented by Malta in 2017

The Maltese online services sector was completed in 2017 by the addition of a few other services, among which the most commended ones in the report are:

  • -          Maltapps;
  • -;
  • -          e-Courts;
  • -          MyHealth;
  • -          JobPlus.

In 2018, the government will launch new services, one of the most important one being related to online payments of taxes through online devices, such as mobile phones. At the moment, several governmental agencies are working on raising awareness on the available services for the citizens and companies in Malta.

For full information on how to set up a business through the portal offered by the government and assistance with the process, please feel free to contact our lawyers in Malta.


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