Unsustainable irony

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2019-05-21T13:47:42+02:00Tue, 21st May '19, 13:47|

A listener on a Rai radio show today wrote in to remark on the irony of the EU awarding Malta a prize for sustainable development when Malta’s economic development appears to rely on the unsustainable sale of European citizenship to crooks and oligarchs from around the world. The show was today’s edition of Radio Tre [...]

Joseph Muscat “in contempt of the courts” – draft CoE report. Draft resolution calls for freeze on judicial appointments

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2019-05-21T12:49:38+02:00Tue, 21st May '19, 12:49|

A draft report to be discussed next week by the Council of Europe’s Legal Affairs Committee finds that the rushed appointment of three new Magistrates and three promoted Judges just days before Repubblika’s case against the government was due to be heard “shows contempt for the courts and is entirely at odds with the Prime [...]

The case for the defense

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2019-05-21T12:36:15+02:00Tue, 21st May '19, 12:36|

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has received a draft report from one of its own that it has commissioned to understand the context of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia and what happened in Malta since then. The report will be discussed before the Assembly’s summer recess and will be accompanied by [...]

The murder of an innocent man and the government cover-up

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2019-05-21T10:07:14+02:00Tue, 21st May '19, 10:07|

The headline of today’s Times of Malta screams the government spin that they’re treating the murder of Lassana Cisse with the seriousness it deserves. They are but not for the reasons they profess. They are doing so because they realise they bear direct, political responsibility that in a functioning democracy would have had them kicked [...]