Minister for Justice and Governance Edward Zammit Lewis posted to social media revealing how the trust of Maltese companies in the country’s courts of justice has grown significantly. The trust rating back in 2017 registered at 56% but went down to 52% last year. However, 2021 saw the percentage improve almost tenfold as trust rating scores at 69%, with 27% of companies reporting they do not trust it and 4% remaining uncertain.
The findings were reported by Eurobarometer, which also surveyed other EU countries. Overall, 49% of companies rate the independence of courts and judges in their country as good. Overall, however, there has been a three-point decrease in the proportion of companies that rate the independence of courts and judges in their country as good compared to 2020. Malta still registered a 20 point boost into its companies being more likely to have a positive perception than last year, alongside Estonia and Slovakia.
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