GUEST POST: Commission review of Malta — ‘You risk losing it all’ (Updated)

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2018-03-22T18:24:04+01:00Thu, 22nd Mar '18, 16:48|

(18:20. Adds note below) Someone known to me was at the Commission briefing on their 6 monthly report in the presence of Edward Scicluna still shaken from being woken up early yesterday with news Ali Sadr had been detained. Here's a summary of today's proceedings. At the European Semester (lavish) breakfast meeting, an upbeat introduction [...]

The court on Labour criticism of Daphne and Peter Caruana Galizia and Andrew Borg Cardona: Absolutely untrue.

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2018-03-22T15:11:37+01:00Thu, 22nd Mar '18, 13:52|

Daphne Caruana Galizia, Peter Caruana Galizia and Andrew Borg Cardona were awarded €12,000 in damages today in a total of 6 libel suits they filed against the Labour party media and exponents of the Labour party for alleging the law firm of Peter Caruana Galizia and Andrew Borg Cardona were awarded government contracts due to [...]

Maria Efimova’s lawyer: There is no warrant from Cyprus. There’s only the one from Malta chasing her on Ali Sadr’s complaint

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2018-03-22T13:26:55+01:00Thu, 22nd Mar '18, 13:26|

Doubts have been cast on whether Cyprus police went through with filing an international arrest warrant against Maria Efimova following a complaint filed four months ago by a Russian jeweller she worked for over 4 years ago. In an interview with Greek TV news site tvxs.gr, Athens-based lawyer Alexandros Papasteriopoulos clarified Maria Efimova was only [...]

That crook Schembri missed court today, no longer bothering with the pretense he is no crook

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2018-03-22T11:41:35+01:00Thu, 22nd Mar '18, 11:41|

There are crooks everywhere you look. And there are crooks in a US jail. And there are crooks in hiding. Surprise, surprise, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff @keithaschembri did NOT turn up in Court today to face questions on @PanamaPapers. What is he afraid of? #DaphneCaruanaGalizia @ICIJorg https://t.co/PtTPBVtMSm — Simon Busuttil (@SimonBusuttil) March 22, [...]

BBC Newsnight: The Mystery Professor

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2018-03-22T09:51:06+01:00Thu, 22nd Mar '18, 09:51|

Watch John Sweeney's film about innocent looking assets used by Russia to conduct its cold war activities in the rest of the world. One of these is Maltese star Joseph Mifsud a mystery professor never fully explained. And still in hiding. Apart from recommending this film because it's a sheer pleasure to watch, you need [...]

After the phoney phase

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2018-03-22T09:12:33+01:00Thu, 22nd Mar '18, 09:07|

It’s nice to watch them panic. It won’t last long. They will dust themselves off and make it look like they planned it all along. Joseph Muscat reinvented himself into a leading light of Europe having been our own little Nigel Farage for more than a decade. They’re actually trying to pin Pilatus Bank on [...]