Malta appoints finance minister as new governor

Scicluna replaces Vella as governor of Central Bank of Malta
Mario Vella (left) and Edward Scicluna
Central Bank of Malta

The Maltese government has appointed finance minister Edward Scicluna to replace central bank governor Mario Vella on January 1.

Prime minister Robert Abela announced the decision on Twitter on November 19. Vella, who has been governor since 2016, has been chosen to lead a new position monitoring Brexit’s impact on the Mediterranean economy.

Vella’s new position will be special commissioner for economic, financial and trade relations with the UK. The former governor will be “responsible for

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