Maltese Government Breached EU Law By Discriminating Against Foreigners Over €100 Vouchers 🇪🇺🚫
Prime Minister Robert Abela's quick u-turn on the €100 vouchers yesterday seemingly was NOT a change of heart in response to the public's outrage, but was apparently a decision forced by EU law.
Maltese authorities are NOT allowed to discriminate against other EU citizens on the basis of nationality - decisions to treat somebody differently to a Maltese national must be based on lawful considerations & cannot be discriminatory.
The Maltese government's initial decision that only 'Maltese citizens eligible to vote' will receive the €100 COVID-19 vouchers appears to amount to direct discrimination contrary to EU law, which would be why the decision was changed hours later.
Source: EU Commission's public legal service 🇪🇺