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‘Ineligible’ expenses land Maltese academic in trouble in Slovenia

Joseph Mifsud this week took part in a press conference with Labour leader Joseph Muscat as the “consultant” of a company willing to invest in tertiary education in Malta.

Joseph Mifsud this week took part in a press conference with Labour leader Joseph Muscat as the “consultant” of a company willing to invest in tertiary education in Malta.

Expense claims have landed a Maltese academic in trouble with the Slovenian Government.

Joseph Mifsud allegedly owes €39,000 to Slovenia-based EMUNI University for expenses claimed during his tenure as president.

According to an audit report, Dr Mifsud owes €39,332 in wrongly-claimed expenses, including €14,024 in mobile phone expenses exceeding his annual allowance of €3,600 and penalties regarding “incompliance” with his handover of business duties.

The Slovenian Minister of Higher Education is considering judicial proceedings in liaison with OLAF, the EU’s anti-fraud agency.

Dr Mifsud said he was not employed by the Slovenian Government but by EMUNI.

“For me this is a non-issue because if there is an issue we will go to litigation and we will find a solution,” he said.

The PL distanced itself from Dr Mifsud, who last week addressed a press conference with Joseph Muscat on a tertiary education project.

Full story in The Times.

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