Not Mr Transparency

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2020-11-17T18:30:17+01:00Tue, 17th Nov '20, 18:30|

Robert Abela has been telling MPs they should comply with the code of ethics and declare their assets. Government ministers are expected to publish yearly returns. The process is not what you might call thorough and the fact alone that they don’t need to include assets belonging to their spouses makes it a bit of [...]

GUEST POST: Atlas shrugged

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2020-11-17T17:13:21+01:00Tue, 17th Nov '20, 17:13|

Robert Abela and his underlings have in recent days had multiple orgasms cutting ribbons and inaugurating unfinished roads, bridges and other infrastructural projects. Basically, this is how it works. The prime minister, accompanied by ministers, parliamentary secretaries and various chairpersons who were in some way or another peripherally involved in the project meet on site. [...]

Repubblika brands government’s mixed messages on Covid “crazy” and “irresponsible”

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2020-11-17T16:58:53+01:00Tue, 17th Nov '20, 16:58|

Repubblika organised a symbolic protest in Castille Square today marking the 100th victim of the covid pandemic and criticising government policy on the subject. "Doctors with the courage to speak up say that Robert Abela's government's inconsistent policies are leading to more deaths," the NGO said. A hundred empty chairs were decked out recalling each [...]

Maria Efimova says her husband has been released without charge

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2020-11-17T17:01:57+01:00Tue, 17th Nov '20, 16:43|

Maria Efimova announced earlier this afternoon that her husband, detained since yesterday by the police in Greece, has since been released without charge. Speaking to this website, Maria Efimova said the Greek prosecution service agreed that Cyprus's request for her husband's extradition had no legal basis. Cyprus asked for Pantelis Varnava's extradition the first time [...]

NGOs call for European action against SLAPP

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2020-11-17T17:06:56+01:00Tue, 17th Nov '20, 07:58|

First published by Euractiv One hot spring afternoon in Malta, a journalist drove up to her house to find a court marshall duct-taping hundreds of sheets of paper to her front gate. Her family’s two guard dogs were barking uncontrollably and snapped at the marshall through the bars of the gate, but he was determined. [...]