Maria Efimova meets MEPs: Her exclusive post-meeting comments

Maria Efimova meets MEPs: Her exclusive post-meeting comments

Pilatus Bank whistle-blower Maria Efimova met PANA and LIBE committee members of the European Parliament by video conference today. She was providing information as part of the European Parliament’s investigation into rule of law in Malta. Speaking exclusively to manueldelia.com, Maria Efimova explained she had passed documentation in her possession to committee members in advance …

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EXCLUSIVE: Pilatus whistle-blower to former colleague — “I understand you’re scared. But my soul is not for sale”.

EXCLUSIVE: Pilatus whistle-blower to former colleague — “I understand you’re scared. But my soul is not for sale”.

Maria Efimova, who blew the whistle on alleged corruption and money laundering at Pilatus Bank where she worked, has asked manueldelia.com to publish her letter to Claude-Anne Sant Fournier, her former colleague at the bank. Claude-Anne Sant Fournier is Head of Legal and Compliance at Pilatus Bank. The Bank’s website says she leads Pilatus Bank’s …

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Goose stepping our way ahead

Goose stepping our way ahead

Joseph Muscat has finally articulated it. Labour is the ‘law and order’ party of Malta. No one wants chaos and anarchy. But the switch from ‘business as usual’ to ‘ we need to unleash the army’ is quite a change. The radical re-orientation is likely a response to a shift in public mood which the …

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READ: Escape to Africa

READ: Escape to Africa

Documenting Ghana is an interesting blog written by a Maltese woman, Christine Xuereb Seidu, who migrated to Ghana with her husband and their daughter to escape the racism and ethical ambiguities in Malta and start a new life on the Gold Coast. They have been there since August and have been building a new life …

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THE SUNDAY TIMES: It’s only the beginning

THE SUNDAY TIMES: It’s only the beginning

From my article in The Sunday Times today: “The death of the judges killed in Sicily in the early 1990s was the catalyst for the transformation of a society and a country that refused to face the realities of its sins. Inspired by their sacrifice, hundreds and thousands of citizens and public servants stepped up …

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When resorting to foreign lawyers is not treason

When resorting to foreign lawyers is not treason

The government today accused the Caruana Galizia family of seeking to undermine the authority of the state by seeking advice from a foreign lawyer about how respectful Malta was being of their fundamental rights. The official statement said: “This attempt to write a completely one sided judgment in the court case before this is even …

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Antonio di Pietro: The real investigations start now

Antonio di Pietro: The real investigations start now

Together with Fr Joe Borg, earlier today I interviewed Antonio di Pietro on an RTK broadcast. He reacts to the arraignment of three people accused of homicide in the case of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Here’s a recording of the interview from this morning. The interview is in Italian with a summary explanation …

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Government say Caruana Galizias attack sovereignty of Maltese State by seeking advice from a foreign woman

Government say Caruana Galizias attack sovereignty of Maltese State by seeking advice from a foreign woman

The government have well and truly lost it. Do please first read their official DOI statement in response to the legal advice from a UK Human Rights law firm published yesterday by the Caruana Galizia family. In 1987, when democracy  started being restored the Maltese parliament extended the right of petition for every person wishing …

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The Malta Independent purge interview with Maria Efimova from their online history. I’m publishing it here instead.

The Malta Independent purge interview with Maria Efimova from their online history. I’m publishing it here instead.

The Malta Independent appears to have given in to pressure from Pilatus Bank and changed history by purging a detailed interview it had conducted with Maria Efimova, the bank’s former employee who blew the whistle on corrupt transactions allegedly handled by the bank. The interview was announced in an online story on The Malta Independent’s …

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If they’re unemployed and buying a Corvette, something is not right

If they’re unemployed and buying a Corvette, something is not right

Here’s the Corvette we read about in the Italian press belonging to officially unemployed George de Giorgio. iċ-Ċiniż, the man believed to have asked his ‘baby’ to open him a bottle of wine to celebrate another job well done. The photos of the car feature in de Giorgio’s minor children’s Facebook page among holiday snaps …

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