Commission proposes anti-SLAPP law “in the name of Daphne”

2022-04-27T13:22:25+02:00Wed, 27th Apr '22, 13:22|

European Commissioner Vera Jourova announced today a new EU directive to ensure courts in Europe have the power to dismiss at an early stage vexatious cross-border libel suits. The courts will be empowered to give journalists and activists targeted with cross-border SLAPP suits remedies and to penalise people who file abusive cross-border court cases aimed [...]

Government ignored CoE partner NGOs’ offer to assist with Daphne inquiry recommendations – report

2022-04-27T11:20:47+02:00Wed, 27th Apr '22, 11:20|

European press freedom NGOs reiterated their offer of technical assistance to the Maltese government and the Commission of Experts appointed by Prime Minister Robert Abela to implement the recommendations of the Daphne Caruana Galizia public inquiry. In their annual report on their activities to promote press freedom 15 international NGOs that partner with the Council [...]

Dalli’s second

2022-04-27T10:10:55+02:00Wed, 27th Apr '22, 10:10|

Alex Dalli’s former right hand man at the prison, Randolph Spiteri, has been forced to answer questions from journalists to justify his long vacation from prison duties. He insists he’s just using his accumulated vacation allowance and there’s nothing to suggest he’s being removed from his role in Kordin. Journalists don’t call up civil servants [...]

What right?

2022-04-27T14:29:18+02:00Wed, 27th Apr '22, 09:48|

A university academic with a doctorate in politics and a teaching post in public policy wrote an article about Edwin Vassallo and how too often he is underestimated, how the politician is exceptional in making no compromises with what he believes, and how he may yet unpleasantly surprise those who may have prematurely celebrated the [...]

GUEST POST: A review of Electrogas’ 2019 accounts

2022-04-27T09:24:33+02:00Wed, 27th Apr '22, 09:02|

I have extracted the information for this review from Electrogas’s audited financial statements filed with the Malta Business Registry. The Audit was carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, and signed by the directors, Rustam Shomurodov and Paul Apap Bologna, on 12 March 2021. There can be no doubt from the findings I explain in detail in this [...]

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