EU to scrutinize Malta's new gaming bill for potential breach of European law
The European Commission is reviewing Malta's controversial gaming bill, Bill 55, for potential infringement of EU law, amidst concerns that it undermines the rule of law
The European Commission is set to evaluate Malta's Bill 55, a controversial piece of legislation designed to protect Malta-based online gaming companies from legal action in other EU states.
The bill has stirred up legal controversy, as lawyers representing clients in legal disputes with these companies argue it undermines the rule of law in Europe.
In response to concerns about compatibility with EU law, the Commission has requested further information from Maltese authorities.
This comes amid a decline in the issuance of new gaming licenses in Malta, a trend the local government hopes to reverse with this new law.