The Shift: Russian whistleblower to talk to MEPs investigating rule of law in Malta

The Shift: Russian whistleblower to talk to MEPs investigating rule of law in Malta

Read the report on The Shift here. She will be speaking to the PANA Committee of the European Parliament by video conference on Monday night. This is what parliamentarians looking for the truth do. They listen to whistle-blowers, protect them and use the information they get from them to chase the real culprits. We, on …

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The torment does not end

The torment does not end

A few hours after Daphne Caruana Galizia died, her husband, her sister and her eldest son were dragged to court along with suspects of the murder and made to wait for hours in a dark and cold court lobby preventing them from even the basic humanity of finding comfort in each other and the rest …

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EXCLUSIVE: How wealthy Russians buy Maltese citizenship

EXCLUSIVE: How wealthy Russians buy Maltese citizenship

Please visit the website of Transparency International Russia. I worked on the investigation with Russian colleagues Lily Dobrovolskaya, Yulya Pavlovskaya, Ilya Shumanov. The investigation finds that: The listed cases of abuse in the purchase of Maltese passports clearly demonstrate the vulnerability of the Maltese “economic citizenship” program. By its nature, the program is a high-risk tool: …

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Self-regulation

Self-regulation

Manuel Mallia has just been reconfirmed Chairman of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority. He was appointed there last July having missed a post in Cabinet because he only managed to make it to Parliament after a by election. He replaced Deo Debattista who was promoted from the backbench. It’s this government’s policy to recruit …

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Perverting justice

Perverting justice

The last time I called out Tony Zarb the Prime Minister condemned me. So I suppose I have a guess what I’m going in for. Tony Zarb posted on Facebook the following over the last few hours: The first one translates “The Dark Forces: The first buzz word was ‘political killing’. Now the new buzz …

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Seeking answers: The Mike Mansholt story

Seeking answers: The Mike Mansholt story

This detailed article in the Nordwest Zeitung tells the story of a father unable to get answers from the Maltese authorities after his teenage son was found dead here in mysterious circumstances. The police are uncooperative and unwilling to investigate more than they feel they must. The attorney general insists on secrecy. The medical examiner …

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Official statement on PM’s wife, her friend who used to chair a committee, and the woman who runs her NGO going to the Bahamas

Official statement on PM’s wife, her friend who used to chair a committee, and the woman who runs her NGO going to the Bahamas

While collecting in abstentia the praise for her philanthropy in Malta, she collected in praesentia a similar recognition from an NGO in the Bahamas. They heard about the good work of the Marigold Foundation the other end of the world. And Michelle Muscat flew there to get her well deserved thanks. The government of Malta …

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Press reports show Degiorgios are professional contract killers

Press reports show Degiorgios are professional contract killers

Sources that appear to be eminently well informed are briefing Italian journalists well ahead of Maltese journalists who usually cover crime stories. That suggests the information is coming from political sources who are briefed by the police. But if the information is correct, and there’s no reason to think it isn’t, it does not really …

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