Council of Europe rapporteur tells Robert Abela to take hands off Daphne inquiry

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2020-09-04T17:04:23+02:00Fri, 4th Sep '20, 17:04|

Council of Europe rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt who is following progress on Malta's implementations of his organisations recommendations after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed, told Prime Minister Robert Abela today he must not interfere in the independent inquiry into her killing. "I note that the inquiry’s terms of reference state that it 'shall endeavour to conclude [...]

“Savage beating” in Malta leads to 11 arrests in anti-‘Ndrangheta investigation

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2020-09-04T12:36:44+02:00Fri, 4th Sep '20, 12:36|

The “savage beating” last January of Giovanni d’Alessandro, a construction sub-contractor working in Malta, led to several arrests this week of bosses of the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate operating in Lombardy, Italy. Phone taps by anti-mafia prosecutors discovered details of a revenge hit in Malta to recover €2,900. The arrests happened after the internal backlash within [...]