Maltese government hires Spanish lawyers to argue at European Court of Justice

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2020-10-27T18:02:34+01:00Tue, 27th Oct '20, 15:05|

A 15-judge panel of the European Court of Justice heard today arguments from NGO Repubblika in its case arguing that appointments to the judiciary in April 2019 were not in conformity with the Treaty of European Union that requires judicial independence. Three judges and three magistrates were appointed by Joseph Muscat’s government in spite of [...]

Stamping authority

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2020-10-27T08:43:20+01:00Tue, 27th Oct '20, 08:43|

I’ll refer here to a Times of Malta letter from Eddie Privitera not because it deserves a response in and of itself, but because in one point he makes he repeats a general line from this week’s hymnbook for Labour spokesmen from across the partisan divide. Eddie Privitera makes the case that Bernard Grech is [...]